Our Lady of Victories

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Title

Our Lady of Victories

Description

Fourteen foot tall bronze statue of Victory, holding a wrapped sword in one hand, and maple leaves and a shield in the other. The statue stands upon a tall granite pedestal, which has relief sculptures on either side, one depicting soldiers, the other sailors. The front has a simple inscription: PORTLAND FOR HER SONS THAT DIED FOR THE UNION. On the back of the pedestal is a plaque, which details Portland's involvement in the Civil War.

Date

1891 (Dedication)

Format

Coverage

Alternative Title

The Portland Sailors and Soldiers Monument

Date Created

1891

Medium

Granite
Bronze

Spatial Coverage

Temporal Coverage

1861-1865

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Inscription

Front:
PORTLAND
FOR HER SONS THAT DIED FOR THE UNION

Plaque on the back of the pedestal:
1861 1865
MORE THAN FOUR THOUSAND MEN WERE ENROLLED FROM PORTLAND IN THE ARMY AND NAVY FROM THE WAR OF THE REBELLION
MORE THAN THREE HUNDRED WERE KILLED IN BATTLE OR DIED IN SERVICE.
HONOR AND GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE TO THE DEAD. EQUAL HONOR TO THOSE WHO, DARING TO DIE SURVIVED.

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Citation

Franklin Simmons (Sculptor) and Richard Morris Hunt (Architect and Sculptor, for the base), “Our Lady of Victories ,” Portland’s Historical Markers, accessed November 15, 2018, http://markers.portlandculturalhistory.org/items/show/307.

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