The private and community cemeteries that contain NCA soldiers' and government lots, and Confederate cemeteries, do not always have staffed offices on site. When administrative information for the larger cemetery is available, it is provided below.
This soldiers' lot is overseen by the Massachusetts National Cemetery.
Please contact the national cemetery for more information.
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Mount Pleasant Cemetery Soldiers' Lot is located within Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Augusta, Maine. In 1853, Vassal D. Pinkham sold the city of Augusta 12 acres located on top of Burnt Hill for use as a public cemetery. After the cemetery was named, subsequently the hill was renamed "Mount Pleasant."
In 1862, Mount Pleasant Cemetery donated four lots totaling 1,500 square feet in the western portion of the property to the federal government. Eight years later, cemetery officials donated six additional lots in the eastern portion of the cemetery, composed of 2,250 square feet. As a result, there are 60 interments in the eastern portion and 29 interments in the western portion of the cemetery.
Monuments and Memorials
In 1906, the U.S. government erected a monument in the eastern lot to honor Union soldiers who died in Augusta hospitals during the Civil War. A metal plaque listing the names of 40 Union soldiers is affixed to the upright granite monument.
A monument erected by the Set Williams post of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) is located in the western lot. The date of installation is unknown.
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Cemetery policies are conspicuously posted and readily visible to the public.
Floral arrangements accompanying the casket or urn at the time of burial will be placed on the completed grave. Natural cut flowers may be placed on graves at any time of the year. They will be removed when they become unsightly or when it becomes necessary to facilitate cemetery operations such as mowing. Water will be available at outside faucets from April 15 to Oct. 10.
Containers such as pots, baskets, etc. are not authorized. Privately owned, permanent in-ground flower containers are not allowed.
Artificial flowers will be permitted on graves from Oct. 10 through April 15 and may be removed when their presence interferes with grounds maintenance. Potted plants will be allowed on graves for a period extending 10 days before through 10 days after Easter Sunday.
Christmas wreaths, grave pillows (3x2) and other seasonal adornments may be placed on graves from Dec. 1 through Jan. 20. They may not be secured to headstones or markers.
Flags and flag holders are not permitted on graves at any time. The Avenue of Flags, which consists of donated casket flags, is displayed on Memorial Day, Veterans Day, and other special occasions in lieu of individual grave flags.
Permanent plantings, statues, vigil lights, wind chimes, breakable objects and similar items are not permitted on cemetery grounds. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not permit adornments that are considered offensive, inconsistent with the dignity of the cemetery or considered hazardous to cemetery personnel. For example, items incorporating beads or wires may become entangled in mowers or other equipment and cause injury.
Unauthorized items removed from graves and surrounding areas will be disposed of in a proper manner.
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