Maine Civil War Website 

On April 12th, 1861, a single mortar round burst over Fort Sumter in South Carolina, signaling the start of the Civil War.Maine played an important role in defending the North against the South.Now, exactly 149 years later, a website has been launched through the state, guiding visitors to the 148 monuments around Maine that memorialize the patriots of the Civil War.The address is monuments featured range in age from Bangor’s, which was put up while the war was still in progress, to Lisbon in 1999.The website also provides information on Maine’s participation in maintaining the union.The website is the work of Governor’s Baldacci’s Maine Civil War Sesquicentennial committee.