Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Middleburg Baptist Church
Sharon Cemetery’s Notable Confederate Dead
Several notable and interesting veterans are buried here. Maj. Arthur Lee Rogers (1831-1871), Loudoun Artillery, was severely wounded at Chancellorsville on May 3, 1863. Riding in an ambulance when Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson was shot, Rogers insisted that the general take his place. Rogers designed the Third National Flag of the Confederacy in 1865 while recuperating from his wound.
Lt. Charles Minnigerode, Jr. (1845-1888), aide-de-camp to Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, was the elder son of the Rev. Charles Minnigerode,
Lt. Henry H. "Harry" Hatcher (1841-1895), Co. A, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Mosby's Rangers) is buried here. His tombstone includes an epitaph—"the bravest of the brave"—quoting the compliment that Col. John S. Mosby paid him during and after the war.
Virginia Military Institute cadet Bolling Walker Barton (1846-1924) fought in the 1864 Battle of New Market.
Baptists and other denominations shared Middleburg Baptist Church as a "free Church" before building their own churches. The Federal-style building was completed in 1844 with separate front doors for men and women. Enslaved members entered the two side doors that led to the balcony. All men and women, regardless of race, can now join and participate in Christian worship, and sit where they choose. Sharon Cemetery dates to 1849.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Churches & Religion • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is May 12, 1864.
Location. 38° 58.167′ N, 77° 43.888′ W. Marker is in Middleburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is on East Federal Street east of Liberty Street, on the right when travelingTouch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 E Federal St, Middleburg VA 20117, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. To The Unknown Dead. (within shouting distance of this marker); The Red Fox Inn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Middleburg (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt. Col. Leven Powell (approx. ¼ mile away); Battle of Middleburg (approx. 0.4 miles away); Phase Two of the Battle: Fighting Along the Turnpike (approx. 1.6 miles away); Horse Artillery at Mt. Defiance (approx. 1.7 miles away); Mt. Defiance, the Turnpike, and Middleburg (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. It was originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 30, 2018, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. 7. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.