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

Confederate Row

 
 
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By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
1. Confederate Row Marker
Inscription. Frederick County was central to the Civil War military campaigns of 1862, 1863, and 1864, while Frederick City served as a major hospital center for soldiers of both armies. Hundreds of men died here, prompting the need for local Burial. Many Southern families lacked the financial or transportation means to bring loved ones back home. Unlike their Union counterparts first placed in this cemetery, Confederate casualties were not afforded the later honor of reburial in nearby Antietam National Cemetery. Today, 275 identified soldiers lay beside 29 unknowns in Mount Olivet's famed “Confederate Row.”

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
Confederate Row Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
2. Confederate Row Marker
Engelbrecht, September 29, 1862.
 
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 SitesWar, US Civil
 
Jacob Engelbrecht image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
3. Jacob Engelbrecht
A tailor by occupation, this die-hard Unionist kept a diary of Frederick life from 1819-1878 and served as a mayor of Frederick (1865-68). He is buried nearby in Section H Lot 276.
Close-up of photo on marker
Confederate Row image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
4. Confederate Row
Close-up of Richard Schlecht's 2014 painting on the marker
Confederate Sentinel image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
5. Confederate Sentinel
The Ladies Monumental Association of Frederick County was organized in 1879 with the purpose to raise the funds to erect a monument to the Confederate soldiers interred here. An impressive monument was unveiled on June 2, 1881. The statue of a confederate sentinel was created in Italy.
Close-up of photo on marker
Confederate Row image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
6. Confederate Row
Three Unknown Confederates image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, May 1, 2017
7. Three Unknown Confederates
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 225 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 2, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   7. submitted on May 6, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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