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Maine and the Civil War

Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray

Contributed by Maine Historical Society
MMN Item 5628 Item Details
Headstone, unknown Confederate soldier, Gray
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Description

In 1862 a grieving Gray family opened a coffin that was supposed to contain the body of their son. Instead they found the body of a stranger, a confederate soldier in uniform.

The gravestone reads, "Stranger, A soldier of the late war died 1862, Erected by the ladies of Gray."

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