Civil War Hero

Civil War Hero (HM14CG)

Location: Belfast, ME 04915 Waldo County
Country: United States of America

N 44° 25.448', W 69° 0.316'

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— The Museum in the Streets —

Colonel Philo Hersey, born in Canton, Maine, came to Belfast in 1861. He entered Civil War service as a captain in the 26th Maine Regiment. Severely wounded at the battle of Irish Bend, Louisiana, he returned to Belfast and in 1865 married Arabella Johnson. He and his family lived in this house for 20 years. Hersey was a man of many talents—teacher, soldier, merchant, lawyer, commander of the GAR post, state representative—and in 1875 built the shoe factory (panel #1). He left Belfast for California in 1885, where he started a successful fruit business, but returned to Belfast for Civil War veteran's reunions. An interesting note: In 1858, Arabella Johnson's family hosted the future Confederacy president Jefferson Davis in their home to the right of the Hersey house.
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HM NumberHM14CG
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Marker Number9
Year Placed2004
Placed ByThe Belfast Historical Society and Museum, Inc., The City of Belfast, and the Belfast Community
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Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 5:03am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 499580 N 4918982
Decimal Degrees44.42413333, -69.00526667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 25.448', W 69° 0.316'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 25' 26.88" N, 69° 0' 18.96" W
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Area Code(s)207
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 75-89 Church St, Belfast ME 04915, US
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