Leeds has a Civil War peace Monument erected on Monument Hill, the highest point
in Leeds, by the Howard brothers, distinguished
natives of Leeds; Major General Oliver Otis Howard, Rev. Roland Bailey Howard,
and Brigadier General Charles H. Howard, in memory of the 161 soldiers and
sailors who served from this town. This is the largest per capita number serving
in the war of any town in the State of Maine.
Peace Was Sure Then
is enscribed above the plaques on the monument.
Though only 100 feet higher in elevation from the trail entrance on North Road, you get a full-circle
view of the surrounding area from the top, especially in winter and spring.