Maine Monument - Salisbury, NC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member fatcat161
N 35° 39.564 W 080° 28.494
17S E 547528 N 3946298
Quick Description: Located in Salisbury National Cemetery at the end on Goverment Rd (main entrance).
Location: North Carolina, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2009 11:44:09 AM
Waymark Code: WM6N0T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 10

Long Description:
Granite, 25 feet in height, with a granite statue on top, erected in 1908, and located near the southwest corner of the cemetery. At the four corners of the first base, which is made of Vinalhaven granite, are mortars of highly polished black granite from St. George. The second base, cut from Lincolnville white granite, has cut on the front “One Country, One Flag.” At each corner is a polished column of black granite. On the front of the die, facing north, is the new state seal in shield form of bronze. On the four sides of the first cap is the word “Maine” in large raised letters and at each corner a large star. On the front of the cap the army is represented by a stack of guns. On the other sides are representations of the cavalry by crossed swords, the navy by anchor, and the artillery by crossed cannons. Four large balls of polished black granite are placed at the corners. Upon the pedestal stands a soldier with a gun at parade rest, which is cut from Lincolnville white granite. The statue which was cut in Quincy, Massachusetts, stands seven feet, six inches high. The total cost of the monument was $4,755.56.
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Inscription:
Maine's tribute to her soldiers who died, while prisoners of war at Salisbury, N.C. 1864.-1865.

"They fought for peace,- for peace they fell,- they sleep in peace, and all is well."

"To live in hearts, we leave behind, is not to die."

Neither hunger, thirst, nor offered bribes, affected their loyalty.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 6/1/1908

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Maine

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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