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Portland in Cumberland County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Rear Admiral James Alden

 
 
Rear Admiral James Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
1. Rear Admiral James Alden Marker
Inscription.
Panel 1:
[rendering of Rear Admiral James Alden]
Born in Portland March 31, 1810
Died in San Francisco Feb 6, 1877


Panel 2:
[rendering of a mariner's sextant]
Intrepid Explorer
Skilful Hydrographer
Cartographer of the West Coast
of the United States

Panel 3:
[rendering of the Seal of the U. S. Navy]
Entered the Navy
April 1, 1828
Commissioned Rear Admiral
June 19, 1871


Panel 4:
[rendering of sail warships in combat]
Mexican War
[U.S. Civil War]
New Orleans Vicksburg
Port Hudson Mobile Bay
Fort Fisher

 
Erected by Eastern Cemetery.
 
Location. 43° 39.742′ N, 70° 15.053′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Cemetery west of Montford Street. Click for map. Monument is in the west-middle section of Eastern Cemetery, Portland, Maine. Marker is at or near this postal address: 224 Congress Street, Portland ME 04101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Reverend William I. Reese (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Coffin Boyd
Rear Admiral James Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
2. Rear Admiral James Alden Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Eastern Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); War of Independence Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher Christian Manuel (within shouting distance of this marker); Alonzo P. Stinson (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Portland Maine Freedom Trail Eastern Cemetery (about 300 feet away); Home of Amos No and Christiana Williams Freeman (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Portland.
 
Also see . . .
1. Rear Admiral James Alden. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James Alden. (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. U.S.S. Alden (DD-211). (Submitted on December 12, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Mexican-AmericanWar, US CivilWaterways & Vessels
 
Rear Admiral James Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
3. Rear Admiral James Alden Marker
Rear Admiral James Alden Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
4. Rear Admiral James Alden Marker
USS <i>Alden</i> (DD-211) image. Click for full size.
1 Jan 1937
5. USS Alden (DD-211)
"At Chefoo, China on 1 January 1937. A sampan is under sail in the foreground." U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. Photo #: NH 101678.
Rear Admiral James Alden Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 18, 2011
6. Rear Admiral James Alden Monument
Rear Admiral James Alden, USN image. Click for full size.
circa 1870
7. Rear Admiral James Alden, USN
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 8 times this year. Last updated on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   5. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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