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Washington Confederate Cemetery

 
 
Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
1. Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument
Inscription. The State of Maryland has provided this cemetery, and erected this monument, to perpetuate the memory of the Confederate dead, who fell in the Battles of Antietam and South Mountain.

The State of Virginia, has contributed toward the burial of her dead, in this cemetery.

The State of West Virginia, has contributed toward the burial of her dead, in this cemetery.
 
Erected by State of Maryland.
 
Location. 39° 37.752′ N, 77° 43.484′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street (Maryland Route 65), on the right. Touch for map. Washington Confederate Cemetery and Monument is within the current boundary of Rose Hill Cemetery and along South Potomac Street. Marker is in this post office area: Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America.
 
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); Thomas Kennedy (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rose Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Willow Lane Park (approx. mile away); Elliott-Bester House
Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - Maryland image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
2. Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - Maryland
(approx. 0.7 miles away); Great Indian Warrior/Trading Path (approx. 0.7 miles away); Jonathan Hager House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Retreat from Gettysburg (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil
 
Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - Virginia image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
3. Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - Virginia
Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - West Virginia image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
4. Washington Confederate Cemetery Monument - West Virginia
Washington Confederate Cemetery Boundary Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
5. Washington Confederate Cemetery Boundary Marker
Washington Confederate Cemetery Burials Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
6. Washington Confederate Cemetery Burials Marker
Many of the over 2000 Confederates buried in the cemetery were re-internments from smaller cemeteries around Washington County, Maryland. These were the casualties of fighting in the battles of South Mountain and Antietam, with some associated with the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg.
Washington Confederate Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
7. Washington Confederate Cemetery
Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, July 28, 2012
8. Washington Confederate Cemetery Marker
Washington Confederate Cemetery Gate image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 24, 2008
9. Washington Confederate Cemetery Gate
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,281 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   8. submitted on August 2, 2012, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   9. submitted on October 7, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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