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, 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
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.
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. ¼ mile away); Battle of Middleburg 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. 3½ miles away); Gettysburg Campaign (approx. 3½ miles away); Stuart and Bayard (approx. 3½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middleburg.
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