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Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Washington Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
1. Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker
At the Statue of Hope Memorial flagpole.
Inscription.  
Confederate dead from the Maryland Campaign of 1862
Incorporated by Chapter 213, Act of General Assembly of Maryland
(Approved April 4, 1870)

Dedicated June 12, 1877
Speaker, Maj. Gen. Fitzhugh Lee, CSA
Rededicated September 3, 1961
Speaker, Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower

Burials
2,122 unknowns (est’d) incl. 16 burials since 1888
346 known (incl. Lt. Col. Samuel P. Lumpkin, 44 GA Inf.)

(Original map – Jos. G. Coxson – 1888)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #34 Dwight D. Eisenhower series list.
 
Location. 39° 37.716′ N, 77° 43.474′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker can be reached from South Potomac Street near E Memorial Drive. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different
Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
2. Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker
Rededication marker, 2013
marker also named Washington Confederate Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); Jacob Wheaton (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Kennedy (about 800 feet away); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. ¼ mile away); 1810-1830 (approx. ¼ mile away); 1790-1810 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Also see . . .  Washington Confederate Cemetery. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Washington Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
3. Washington Confederate Cemetery
The Statue of Hope Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
4. The Statue of Hope Memorial
Virginia panel
The Statue of Hope Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
5. The Statue of Hope Memorial
Maryland panel
The Statue of Hope Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, April 7, 2018
6. The Statue of Hope Memorial
West Virginia panel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 25, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on July 19, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on June 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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