Civil War Monument, Portland, Maine
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 43° 39.445 W 070° 15.533
19T E 398490 N 4834593
Quick Description: To Her Sons Who Died for the Union.
Location: Maine, United States
Date Posted: 7/6/2008 7:09:04 AM
Waymark Code: WM44GK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 85

Long Description:

Sculptor: Franklin Simmons, 1839-1913.
Location of Monument: Preble St. & Congress St., Monument Square, Portland.
County of Monument: Cumberland County.

Monument Text:



More than four thousand men were enrolled from Portland in the Army and Navy for the War of the Rebellion.

More than three hundred were killed in battle or died in service.

Honor and grateful remembrance to the dead, equal honor to those who daring to die survived.

Description from the Smithsonian Institute: A heroic-sized female figure stands atop a large granite base, with two smaller sculpture groups on north and south sides of the base. The female figure at the top symbolizes Union and Victory. She stands, dressed in classical garb, holding a sword wrapped in a flag in her proper right hand; a shield and branch of maple leaves in her proper left hand. Flanking the base, projecting granite blocks feature bronze figure groups. On the south side, three sailors stand in front of six flags. The sailor on the right holds a rope and stands in front of an anchor and chain. He is bearded and wears a scarf and hat. An admiral in the center holds binoculars. The sailor on the left wears a hat and short jacket and holds a sword in his proper left hand. He stands in front of a cylinder and ammunition. On the north side, three army figures stand in front of six flags. The artillery soldier on the right holds a cannon ramrod beside a cannon. The general in the center wears a hat and long jacket and carries a sword. The foot soldier on the left wears a long jacket and holds a musket. He stands in front of a drum, a bugle, and back pack.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 10/28/1891

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: The City of Portland

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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