Tag Archives: Riverside Cemetery

Three Newport monuments honor local Civil War veterans

Local women paid for two of the three veterans’ monuments in Newport, a town (3,133 residents in 2020) located at the modern crossroads of central Maine, the “Newport Triangle” where Interstate-95 meets routes 2, 7, 11, and 100. Those two monuments (and later the third) honor Newport’s Civil War veterans, in part or in whole. […]

A Gettysburg mystery

Among the Mainers killed at Gettysburg exists a mystery: John C. Wadsworth of Cornish. His Masonic brothers held a funeral for their brother slain on the field of valor, and everyone in Cornish believed he died at Gettysburg. Yet … When he enlisted in the 5th Maine Infantry Regiment on August 5, 1862, Wadsworth was […]