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Presque Isle's Civil War Monument (Florenceville-Bristol, Maine)


This fifteen-foot high marble obelisk with a four-foot square granite base, surmounted with a sculpture of an eagle, is Presque Isle's Civil War Monument and was formerly known as the "Soldier's Monument". It is located in Fairmount Cemetery and it memorialises soldiers who served and died during the American Civil War, 1861 - 1865. This monument was built by S.P. Bradbury of Bangor, and it bears thirty-eight names of soldiers from the town. The monument was erected in 1873 by the town of Presque Isle and was funded by collections from local women. The monument was dedicated on July 4, 1874. The ceremony was presided over by Reverend Collamore Purington, who had served in the war as a Chaplain of the 7th Maine Volunteer Infantry and James Phair, a local Civil War Veteran, served as Marshall of the Day.

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