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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rose Hill Cemetery
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
1. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker
 
Inscription.
....North and South Reunited For Eternity

Some of the Civil War notables buried here in Rose Hill Include:

Mary Landon Mason Alexander (1861-1946)- Second wife of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander.

Bvt. Brigadier General George Bell, USA (1828-1907) - Prominent officer in the Union's Commissary Department, responsible for the daily feeding tens of thousands of Union soldiers.

Private Henry C. Bell, CSA (1840-1927), Brother of General George Bell. In a classic "brother against brother" story, Henry served the Confederacy in the 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion.

Bvt. Brigadier General Horace Brooks, USA (1814-1890) - Prominent artillery officer, served in the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns. Buried with him is his mother, Maria Gowen Brooks a celebrated poetess in the early 19th Century.

Colonel Roger Ellsworth Cook, USA (1809-1893) - As a captain, Cook commanded Company A, 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Infantry Regiment, rising to the rank of colonel commanding the regiment. At the end of the war he commanded the 13th Maryland Infantry Regiment.

Commander Donald McNeill Fairfax, USN (1821-1894) - Liberated 705 slaves from a captured slave ship while the lieutenant commander of USS Constellation. Arrested
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker, included picture Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, 2011
2. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker, included picture
 
Confederate emissaries Mason and Slidell in the "Trent Affair" in 1861. Commanded three ironclad warships in battle and later served as Commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy. His wife, Josephine Foote Fairfax (1837-1918) was the daughter of prominent Union Admiral Andrew Hull Foote.

John Stemple (1831-1863) - a local artist, he was killed by a stray bullet during the July 6, 1863 Battle of Hagerstown, while perched on the roof of a hotel on Public Square, sketching the battle below.

Surgeon John M. Gaines, CSA (1837-1915) - First doctor on the scene of the murder of Col. Elmer Ellsworth in May, 1861. Later served as surgeon of the 8th Virginia and later the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment.

Major George Freaner, CSA (1831-1878) - Freaner served in the 1st Virginia Cavalry and later served as an assitant inspector general on the staff of Major General J.E.B. Stuart and later on the staff of Major General Wade Hampton. Freaner was one of the first trustees of nearby Washington Confederate Cemetery.

Surgeon Jacob S. Maurer, USA (1837-1882) - Assistant Surgeon of the 77th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in 1862.

Colonel Edward Mobley, USA (1825-1906) - Commander of the 7th Maryland Infantry Regiment in 1864 and 1865. Twice wounded.

Captain William H. Sidenstricker, USA (1840-1904) - A veteran of the
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Marker, South Potomac Street (State Hwy 65) at right Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
3. Rose Hill Cemetery Marker, South Potomac Street (State Hwy 65) at right
 
1st Maryland Poromac Home Brigade Infantry and a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, he later commanded Company E, 13th Maryland Infantry.

1st Lieutenant Melville R. Small, USA (1844-1864) - Adjutant of the 6th Maryland Infantry Regiment. Mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek and died three weeks short of his 20th birthday.

Private Cyrus P. Willhide, USA (1831-1890) - Served in Company D, 6th Maryland Infantry. Cited for bravery with 5 other men who advanced in the trenches at Petersburg on March 25, 1865 and captured Confederate rifle pits in advance of a general attack on the Confederate fortifications.

Surgeon Augustine S. Mason, CSA (1834-1911) - Dr. Mason was one of the highest ranking officers in the Confederate Medical Corps, serving as Medical Director of the Department of Richmond from 1863 to 1865.
 
Erected by Heart of the Civil War Maryland Heritage Area.
 
Location. 39° 37.907′ N, 77° 43.381′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (State Highway 65) near Memorial Blvd West, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are
 
Rose Hill Cemetery entrance and Marker, seen from Memorial Blvd West Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
4. Rose Hill Cemetery entrance and Marker, seen from Memorial Blvd West
 
within walking distance of this marker. Willow Lane Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Kennedy (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Washington Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Elliott-Bester House (approx. half a mile away); Retreat from Gettysburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jonathan Hager House (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Rose Hill Cemetery Confederate Memorial at the Washington Confederate Cemetery section Photo, Click for full size
By Mike Stroud, July 17, 2011
5. Rose Hill Cemetery Confederate Memorial at the Washington Confederate Cemetery section
* See nearby markers
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 651 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
 
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