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Washington Confederate Cemetery, accounts 1874-1936

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This list, included in Sam Pruett's papers, and here put in chronological order, is from a collection found in a Hagerstown Trust Deposit box.

The first entries are from 1874 and include three payments to Henry Mumma from transfer of bodies. He received additional payments for removing two bodies in May 1879 and three more in July 1879. A.J. Harne received three payments for removing bodies in 1875. Nathaniel Gross received a payment for "hauling bodies of Confederate Soldiers from South Mountain to Cemetery at Hagerstown" in 1892. Joseph Wolf was paid in 1898. In 1908 Franklin Otto received $5 "for the care etc, of the remains of the Confederate Soldiers plowed up in his orchard & later removed by our Assc. to Washington Cemetery." That month five bodies were removed from Antietam. In 1917 two bodies were removed from the Piper Farm.

Col. Samuel Lumpkin of Georgia was badly wounded at the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863. He lost his left leg and was left in Hagerstown when the Confederate troops retreated south. Lumpkin died of typhoid fever in Hagerstown and was buried in the Presbyterian church cemetery. In 1913, when the church expanded, Lumpkin was reinterred in the Washington Confederate Cemetery. The cost of the removal is included on these pages, including the payment of C.E. Darner for making the inaccurate marker - "Lumkins" instead of "Lumpkin" and his state "Georgie" instead of "Georgia."

The only named Confederate from these papers beside Lumpkin was Lieut. Stockton who was moved in 1875 by A. J. Harne. There is no Stockton on the Coxson list, and while there was a Stockton buried in Middletown shown on the Bowie list, he was not shown as a Lieutenant.



Collection Location:
Western Maryland Room, WCFL

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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