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Bangor in Penobscot County, Maine — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Second Maine Regiment

In Memory of the

 
 
Second Maine Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
1. Second Maine Regiment Marker
Inscription.

Not painlessly doth God recast
and mould anew the nation

Second Maine Regiment
of Volunteers
Battle Record July 1861 - May 1863

Bull Run Yorktown Hanover Court House
Gaines' Mill Malvern Hill Manassas-2nd Bull Run
Antietam Shepherdstown Ford
Fredericksburg Chancellorsville

Gift of
Luther H. Peirce
A member of that regiment


 
Erected 1962 by Luther H. Peirce.
 
Location. 44° 49.193′ N, 68° 43.649′ W. Marker is in Bangor, Maine, in Penobscot County. Touch for map. Monument is just inside Mount Hope Cemetery's State Street entrance. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1048 State Street, Bangor ME 04401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Capt. John Ayer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Civil War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Rev. Henry C. Henries (about 400 feet away); Nathaniel Lord (about 700 feet away); Park Holland (about 700 feet away); Charles A. Thatcher (about 700 feet away); Samuel Call (about 700 feet away); Grand Army of the Republic Fort and Soldiers and Sailors Lot (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bangor.
 
Regarding Second Maine Regiment.
Second Maine Regiment Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
2. Second Maine Regiment Monument Inscription
"'Not Painlessly Doth God Recast and Mould Anew The Nation' reads the inscription from one of John Greenleaf Whittier's poems entitled 'Luther's Hymn' on this memorial dedicated in 1962 to the men of the Second Maine Regiment of Volunteers. The first Maine men to see action in the Civil War, their ranks were decimated from 1,288 men in 1861 to 400 men in 1863 by ten major battles. This memorial from Luther H. Peirce, a member of the Second Maine, to his comrades in arms, shows that heroism existed but not without pain. The figure shows pain and yet the wings express glory."

From the Mount Hope Cemetery website's Map Key.
 
Also see . . .
1. 2nd Maine Infantry. (Submitted on November 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Second Regiment, Maine Volunteer Infantry. (Submitted on November 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkMan-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Civil
 
Second Maine Regiment Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
3. Second Maine Regiment Memorial
Second Maine Regiment Memorial Sculpture image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 30, 2017
4. Second Maine Regiment Memorial Sculpture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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