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Burial Places of Confederate Soldiers

Preface, page 3. Burial Places of Confederate Soldiers Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information



For the information of all interested, it is deemed proper to state the circumstances which led to the publication of this pamphlet.

The charter of the Antietam National Cemetery granted by the legislature of Maryland at the January session of 1864, and amended and re-enacted at the January session of 1865, provides for the purchase, enclosing and ornamenting of ten acres of land—a part of the battle field of Antietam— as a burial and final resting place for the soldiers who fell in the battle of Antietam.

It declares it to be the duty of the Trustees of the respective States, who may join the Corporation, to remove the remains of all the soldiers who fell at that battle, and have them properly interred in the aforementioned grounds—"The remains of the soldiers in the Confederate are to be buried in a part of the grounds separate from those of the Union Army."
It also provides that the grounds shall be devoted in perpetuity as a burial place for the dead of said battle, and rest and remain in the State of Maryland in fee simple, in trust for all the States which may participate in the work by their appropriations.

For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of the charter, the Legislature made two appropriations amounting to fifteen thousand dollars, which has been paid to the Trustees and expended on the Work.

Additional appropriations have from time to time been made


Maryland. Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library

Original Size:
14 x 22 cms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Registers of dead--Confederate side.

Maryland, 1862-1865

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

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