Friday, June 6, 2014

GRAVE OF ORINTON A. HIGGINS, Salisbury Cove Cemetery, Salisbury Cove, Mount Desert Island, ME

Mr. Higgins, a veteran of Company D, 31st Maine Regiment in the Civil War, died in 1864 at a location that I cannot quite make out on his stone.  I am guessing this location could be a battleground.  Unfortunately, this stone was either the victim of weather deterioration or, worse, human tombstone abuse.  Either way, it is unfortunate that this tombstone is not whole.   Looking at the stone I am guessing it was broken a long time ago.  Interesting to note is the different colors of each of the main broken sections, one kind of a sand color with dark hints and the other more white with hints of dark.  I also notice that there is no American flag placed with his medallion.  This is perturbing as there are a few other stones in the cemetery which have flags with the medallions.   I also love the name "Orinton."  Never heard that one before.  Perhaps it is a family name that was passed on?

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