1812 Memorial (Eastern Promenade)

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1812 Memorial (Eastern Promenade)

  • Eastern Promenade (end of Quebec Street), Portland, Cumberland County, Maine, USA
  • 23 Memorials added (96% photographed)

Mass grave of 21 American POWs who had docked in Portland Harbor, December, 1812, following the Battle of Queenston Heights, and died just a few weeks thereafter of ocean borne diseases.

Inscription on Stone:

Within this enclosure
were buried 21 soldiers
captured by the English
at the Battle
of Queenston, Canada
in the War of 1812
and died in hospital here
while on their way to
Boston for exchange.

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  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2471770