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Grave of War of 1812 Captives Nearly Forgotten in Portland
02/05/2013   Reported By: Tom Porter

Next to Portland's Eastern Promenade, near a grassy slope overlooking Casco Bay, is a small patch of ground that tells a sad story. The story concerns the fate of two dozen American soldiers captured by the British 200 years ago during the War of 1812. For the latest installment of our ongoing series, Hidden Histories of Maine, Maine Things Considered host Tom Porter paid a visit to the site on a windy afternoon in the company of local historian and former state legislator Herb Adams.

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Originally Aired: 2/5/2013 5:30 PM
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Maine Things IMG_0360Considered host Tom Porter talks with Portland historian and former state legislator Herb Adams about a grave in Portland that was nearly forgotten for years. The grave contains the remains of 21 American soldiers captured by the British 200 years ago during the War of 1812.

Photos by Tom Porter.


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