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Henry Mumma gathers remains, June 1874

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Hagerstown Weekly Herald, 06-26-1874

Confederate Dead.

Mr. Henry Mumma, who has been engaged by the Trustees of Washington Cemetery, at Hagerstown, to gather up the remains of the Confederate soldiers who lay scattered about the battlefields in this Section of the County, has been most successful in his work, and is at this continuing its prosecution with vigor. He was in town on Tuesday last, and had at that time since the resumption of operations on the basis of the recent appropriations of the States of Maryland and Virginia, recovered and brought to the Cemetery for interment 255 bodies, at the remarkably small cost of $1.60 per head. Some of these bodies we have heretofore noticed as being been taken from the historical well on South Mountain battle-field, where they were thrown by Gen. Reno's command, as the Confederate army, in 1862, fell back from Frederick upon the battle-field of Antietam. In addition to these 122 were brought to the Cemetery on Saturday, of whom only the eight following were recognized: M. Grubne, Co. C, 16th Georgia; Benj. Mathews, Co. F, 16th Georgia; E. H A., Georgia; Capt. N. Reeder, Co. H, 16th Georgia; Wm. Smith, Co. B, 16th Georgia; Thomas Hobbs, Co. K, 16th Georgia; Thomas Sander, Co. G, 10th Georgia; Dr. Braddock, S. C.


Hagerstown Weekly

These eight men were all listed on page 81 of Burial Places of Confederate Dead as buried in Burkittsville, so Mumma went to Frederick County to collect bodies. The names are included on Coxson's list


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Washington County Free Library

Maryland, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead; Cemeteries, Maryland, Washington County; Confederate States of America, Army, Maryland.

Washington and Frederick Counties (Md.), 1868

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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