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Saturday, October 11, 2008

HISTORY OF ANTIETAM NATIONAL CEMETERY

Digitized book includes a listing of men buried in the cemetery as of 1867:

"It lists those Union soldiers buried in the Antietam National Cemetery in Sharpsburg, Maryland, as of 1867. Many died at the nearby Battle of Antietam and the fighting on South Mountain in September 1862. In addition, Union soldiers who died in Allegany and Frederick counties and elsewhere in Washington County, Maryland, are interred here too. The battle of Monocacy in Frederick County in July 1864 produced large numbers of dead. Other skirmishes in the state at Funkstown, Hagerstown, Boonsboro, Folck’s Mill, Weverton, and several other small towns also produced casualties, many of whom are buried in Sharpsburg. Some of those Union soldiers injured in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia were transported to Maryland hospitals and if they died were buried in the Antietam National Cemetery."

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