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

20,000 Civil War veterans tent here

 
 
20,000 Civil War veterans tent here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2021
1. 20,000 Civil War veterans tent here Marker
Inscription.  
June, 1885 reunion The 19th National Encampment of the Grand Army of the Republic pitched tents here. The G.A.R. was a veteran organization of the Union Army, Navy, and U.S. Revenue Cutter Service veterans whose membership peaked at 400,000 in 1890.

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The Grand Army of the Republic paraded down Congress Street and covered the Peom with a massive tent city christened Camp U.S. Grant.

1929: Dedication of the granite bench commemorating the G.A.R.

 
Erected by Friends of the Eastern Promenade.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Fraternal or Sororal OrganizationsParks & Recreational AreasPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1885.
 
Location. 43° 39.924′ N, 70° 14.43′ W. Marker is in Portland, Maine, in Cumberland County. Marker is at the intersection of Eastern Promenade and Morning Street, on the right when traveling north on Eastern Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 49 Eastern Promenade, Portland ME 04101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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20,000 Civil War veterans tent here Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, November 14, 2021
2. 20,000 Civil War veterans tent here Marker
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8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1893 Bandstand (a few steps from this marker); Portland Maine Fort Allen Park GAR memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Remember the Maine (within shouting distance of this marker); Defending this vital harbor (within shouting distance of this marker); 9/11 Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Portland Maine Fort Allen Park USS Maine Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); The poet & the view (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War guns (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Aug. 8, 2022