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Soldiers at Rest Walking Tour
August 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Soldiers at Rest walks the grounds of Bangor’s Mount Hope Cemetery and is focused on the stories of some of the thousands of Maine men, many from the Bangor Region, who fought in America’s Civil War.
Thousands of Maine men left the Pine Tree State between 1861-1865 when they enlisted in the Civil War. This tour tells their stories and includes the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery that mustered in Bangor in 1862 as the 18th Maine Volunteers and was renamed in 1863. 604 men from the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery died in a single battle, the Siege of Petersburg, in June, 1864. It was the largest single day loss of any regiment throughout the course of the war.
This tour meets near the Superintendent’s Office at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Tickets are $10 per person and are available at www.bangorhistoricalsociety.org or from the guide at the start of the tour.