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The purpose of the publication of this booklet by Mount Hope Cemetery Corporation is to make more widely available the story of the heroic Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers in the Civil War.

The memorial structures erected on the cemetery grounds will serve to perpetuate the name and record of the Regiment among those who have occasion to visit the premises.

It is hoped that this booklet combining the history of the Regiment with pictures of the memorial will reach a larger audience and thus carry out the intent of the donor Luther H. Peirce, to honor in the highest degree the comrades with whom he shared the fortunes of war.

The following account of THE SECOND MAINE REGIMENT is quoted from "Maine in the War for the Union: A History of the Part Borne by Maine Troops in the Suppression of the American Rebellion" by William E. S. Whitman and Charles H. True, Lewiston, Maine, 1865, Nelson Dingley, Jr., & Co., Publisher. The text is the complete chapter 3 of that book.

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Mount Hope Cemetery Corporation


Bangor, Maine


Second Maine Regiment, Maine Civil War history, Bangor Maine Civil War history

Memorial to the Second Maine Regiment of volunteers in the Civil War



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