Bangor’s battle memorials can train us about those that died within the line of responsibility

This story was initially revealed in Might 2019.

As folks throughout the nation pay tribute this Memorial Day to these misplaced within the line of responsibility, right here in Bangor, Mainers pays tribute at any of the ten battle memorials put in across the metropolis — from a Civil Struggle memorial that’s one of many oldest within the nation, to newer memorials that provide customized methods to honor the fallen. The place are these memorials? Who do they memorialize? And who’re a number of the particular Bangor-area people, misplaced in fight, whose lives and repair we are able to find out about?

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Civil Struggle

There are a selection of Bangor-area Civil Struggle veterans buried at Mount Hope Cemetery, together with many who died in fight, comparable to Maj. Stephen Decatur Carpenter, a Bangor native whose loss of life in battle in 1864 spurred the creation of the Soldier’s Monument, a granite obelisk that stands close to the State Avenue entrance to the cemetery. The monument is among the first Civil Struggle memorials within the nation, and Carpenter was initially buried beneath it, although his stays had been later moved to a unique plot in Mount Hope.