Hagerstown in Washington County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rose Hill Cemetery
....North and South Reunited For Eternity
Some of the Civil War notables buried here in Rose Hill Include:
Mary Landon Mason Alexander (1861-1946)- Second wife of Confederate General Edward Porter Alexander.
Bvt. Brigadier General George Bell, USA (1828-1907) - Prominent officer in the Union's Commissary Department, responsible for the daily feeding tens of thousands of Union soldiers.
Private Henry C. Bell, CSA (1840-1927), Brother of General George Bell. In a classic "brother against brother" story, Henry served the Confederacy in the 1st Maryland Cavalry Battalion.
Bvt. Brigadier General Horace Brooks, USA (1814-1890) - Prominent artillery officer, served in the Antietam and Gettysburg Campaigns. Buried with him is his mother, Maria Gowen Brooks a celebrated poetess in the early 19th Century.
Colonel Roger Ellsworth Cook, USA (1809-1893) - As a captain, Cook commanded Company A, 1st Maryland Potomac Home Brigade Infantry Regiment, rising to the rank of colonel commanding the regiment. At the end of the war he commanded the 13th Maryland
Commander Donald McNeill Fairfax, USN (1821-1894) - Liberated 705 slaves from a captured slave ship while the lieutenant commander of USS Constellation. Arrested Confederate emissaries Mason and Slidell in the "Trent Affair" in 1861. Commanded three ironclad warships in battle and later served as Commandant of the U.S. Naval Academy. His wife, Josephine Foote Fairfax (1837-1918) was the daughter of prominent Union Admiral Andrew Hull Foote.
John Stemple (1831-1863) - a local artist, he was killed by a stray bullet during the July 6, 1863 Battle of Hagerstown, while perched on the roof of a hotel on Public Square, sketching the battle below.
Surgeon John M. Gaines, CSA (1837-1915) - First doctor on the scene of the murder of Col. Elmer Ellsworth in May, 1861. Later served as surgeon of the 8th Virginia and later the 18th Virginia Infantry Regiment.
Major George Freaner, CSA (1831-1878) - Freaner served in the 1st Virginia Cavalry and later served as an assitant inspector general on the staff of Major General J.E.B. Stuart and later on the staff of Major General Wade Hampton. Freaner was one of the first trustees of nearby Washington Confederate Cemetery.
Surgeon Jacob S. Maurer, USA (1837-1882) - Assistant Surgeon of the 77th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in 1862.
Captain William H. Sidenstricker, USA (1840-1904) - A veteran of the 1st Maryland Poromac Home Brigade Infantry and a veteran of the Battle of Gettysburg, he later commanded Company E, 13th Maryland Infantry.
1st Lieutenant Melville R. Small, USA (1844-1864) - Adjutant of the 6th Maryland Infantry Regiment. Mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek and died three weeks short of his 20th birthday.
Private Cyrus P. Willhide, USA (1831-1890) - Served in Company D, 6th Maryland Infantry. Cited for bravery with 5 other men who advanced in the trenches at Petersburg on March 25, 1865 and captured Confederate rifle pits in advance of a general attack on the Confederate fortifications.
Surgeon Augustine S. Mason, CSA (1834-1911) - Dr. Mason was one of the highest ranking officers in the Confederate Medical Corps, serving as Medical Director of the Department of Richmond from 1863 to 1865.
Erected by Heart of the Civil War Maryland Heritage Area.
Location. 39° 37.907′ N, 77° 43.381′ W. Marker is in Hagerstown, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on South Potomac Street Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 600 South Potomac Street, Hagerstown MD 21740, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Willow Lane Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Jonathan Hager (within shouting distance of this marker); William Thomas Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); Jesse Duncan Elliott (within shouting distance of this marker); Ammon H. Kreider & Lewis E. Reisner (within shouting distance of this marker); Maurice Edward Frock (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Mayberry Mobley (within shouting distance of this marker); Anna Spencer Brugh Singer (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hagerstown.
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