"Stranger," the Confederate grave in a small Maine town.

2011 Gordon Reunion in Exeter NH!
Gordon Obits
Maine Highland Games - with The House Of Gordon!!
Gordon Hill Cemetery, Exeter NH (Gordon, Graves, Sanborn, Barstow, Bartlett, Magoun, and Perkins)
Nathaniel Gordon, (not related to us) Maine native, from Portland - hung in 1862 as a slave trader.
2007 Exeter NH Gordon Reunion
Gordon News Archive
The Gordon Family Photo Album
Exeter Cemetery and the Winter Street Burial Ground in Exeter
The Gordon family cemetery on Peach Orchard Road (aka "Poor Farm" or "Gordon Road") in Lyman, Maine.
Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Lyman Maine
Gordon Genealogy
The Kirk of St. Nicholas, Aberdeen Scotland - where Alexander was christened 400 years ago.
G.W. Emmons's Medal of Honor
Nathaniel Gordon (#314) and his home in Exeter.
The Old Gordon Road Cemetery, Brentwood NH
New Hampton, New Hampshire
The Gordons of Central Maine
Salem (and some Exeter) New Hampshire Stones.
Ladd-Gordon Cemetery, Epping NH
Massachusetts Stones.
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Saco, Maine.
The Gordons Of Fayette, Maine
Gordon Cemetery, Searsport, Maine
Genealogical links and contacts page.
Gordon Family Genealogy Library
The Gordons of Suncook (Head's Cemetery, Hooksett, New Hampshire)
"Stranger," the Confederate grave in a small Maine town.
Glenn Raymond Gordon, killed in Vietnam
More early and interesting gravestones
Bradford Burial Ground, Bradford, MA


A Soldier of the Late war.
Died 1862.
Erected by the Ladies of Gray.

In 1862 a family in Gray received a coffin containing what they thought were the remains of their fallen son, a Union soldier who fell in the battle of Cedar Mountain. Wishing to view their boy one last time, they opened the casket.
Inside lay the body of a man they did not recognize, dressed in a grey Confederate uniform.
The ladies of Gray saw fit to provide this Stranger with a proper burial and headstone. This unknown soldier, at rest so very far from his home, is still remembered in a respectful manner today. The family later recovered their own son's remains, and he was buried nearby.

He's not the only Confederate laid to rest in Maine!