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Eastern Promenade Burial Ground, 2004

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Eastern Promenade Burial Ground, 2004 / Maine Historical Society

According to "Munjoy Hill Historic Guide," "The burial ground on the Promenade across from Quebec Street holds the remains of some 21 American prisoners captured and returned by the British during the War of 1812. As early as 1792 there was a Pest House, or smallpox infirmary, nearby, located here because of its then remoteness from the town." The cemetery was restored in 1986.


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