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Middleburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Middleburg Baptist Church

Sharon Cemeteryís Notable Confederate Dead

 
 
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1. Middleburg Baptist Church Marker
Inscription. After the Second Battle of Manassas, August 28-30, 1862, the Middleburg Baptist Church (to your right) served as a hospital for wounded Confederate Soldiers. Some of those who died there are buried in Sharon Cemetery, in front of you, the final resting place of 81 Southern soldiers including some killed elsewhere. Col. Francis M. Green (1823-1864), 11th Mississippi infantry, is one of the few whose name is known. he survived Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg but was mortally wounded on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania Court House. The unknowns are honored by an obelisk, "To the Unknown Dead," in the Confederate Circle.

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, rector of St. Paul's Church in Richmond.

Lt. Henry H. "Harry" Hatcher (1841-1895), Co. A, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Mosby's Rangers) is buried here. His tombstone includes
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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.

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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.
 
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 traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is near the entrance of Sharon Cemetery east of Middleburg Baptist Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 209 E Federal St, Middleburg VA 20117, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Middleburg (approx. ľ mile away); Battle of Middleburg
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3. Middleburg Baptist Church
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Mount Defiance (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Middleburg (approx. 1.9 miles away); Sergeant Major John Champe (approx. 3.4 miles away); A Revolutionary War Hero (approx. 3Ĺ miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 3Ĺ miles away); Stuart and Bayard (approx. 3Ĺ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionWar, US Civil
 
Confederate Circle image. Click for full size.
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4. Confederate Circle
Lt. Henry Hatcherís Grave image. Click for full size.
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5. Lt. Henry Hatcherís Grave
Maj. Arthur Rogerís Grave image. Click for full size.
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6. Maj. Arthur Rogerís Grave
Stone Wall in Front of the Church image. Click for full size.
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7. Stone Wall in Front of the Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2018, by Brandon Stahl of Fairfax, Virginia. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. 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.
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