History of Antietam National Cemetery (page 15)
Amount brought forward, $83,036.00
For pointing wall, outside and inside, at 12 cents
per perch, 316.32
For contingent expenses, 2,500.00
Amount already expended for work and materials, $5,200.00
Cash paid for ground, 1,161.75
Balance on hand, Md. appro'n, 638.25
Amount yet required to complete the work, $78,852.32
The above estimate was based upon the number of dead who fell in the battle of Antietam, according to the terms and provisions of the charter, but is not applicable to the altered circumstances as they now exist. At the suggestion of the Quartermaster General, all those who fell and were buried in the counties of Washington, Frederick and Allegheny, Maryland, were removed to this Cemetery, so that this amount should be understood by the reader with this qualification.
Up to the present time the only funds which had been appropriated to the purposes of the Cemetery, were seven thousand dollars by the State of Maryland, nearly all of which had been exhausted in the work already performed, and which would be entirely expended in a few weeks more.
In connection with the estimated amount required to complete the Cemetery, at the same time the following apportionment was calculated for, and set to each state interested, as its quota, corresponding to the number of its Representatives, in the House of Representatives of the United States, which apportionment was made under the eighth section of the Law of Maryland, passed March 23d, 1865, incorporating the Antietam National Cemetery, which reads as follows :
SECTION 8. Be it enacted, that the expenses incident to the removal of the dead, enclosing and ornamenting the Cemetery, and all the work connected therewith, and its future maintenance, shall be apportioned among the states connecting themselves with the corporation, according to their population, as
Maryland. Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery.
Washington County Free Library.
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Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.
Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.