Frederick in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
I went to Mount Olivet Cemetery. Went with a corpse of a Union soldier to be buried. His name was “Matthew Burk, Company G 59th Regiment New York.” I helped carry him in the grave. The graves were a long trench about 7 feet wide and about 30 feet long. The last coffin being partly uncovered, we put him next to the last, about one inch apart, and left ready for the next one. They bury some days 8 or 10. Those of the Rebel Army are buried in another row the same way and up to that time numbered sixty. Some of the headboards were marked with their names. One was “Lieut. Col. T. C. Watkins, 22 Regiment South Carolina.” Another “Lieut. Raisin Pitts, 6th Regiment Alabama.” — Jacob
Erected by Star-Spangled 200 and the Francis Scott Key Memorial Foundation.
Location. 39° 24.348′ N, 77° 24.924′ W. Marker is in Frederick, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from South Market Street (Maryland Route 355) south of Mt Olivet Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in Mount Olivet Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 515 S Market St, Frederick MD 21701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War of 1812 Soldier (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Ross Key and Anne Charlton Key (about 500 feet away); Civil War Children's Memorial (about 500 feet away); Confederate Sentinel (about 500 feet away); Thomas Johnson (about 600 feet away); Roger Brooke Taney (about 600 feet away); Francis Scott Key (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Francis Scott Key (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Frederick.
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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