November 12, 1862 - Death of soldiers in Hagerstown
Deaths of soldiers
Chas. G. Lane, Esq. Undertaker to the various hospitals of this town has handed us the subjoined list of names of soldiers whom he has buried since the 19th ult.:
Oct. 19th John B. Snow, CO. D, 137th Reg. Pa.
Oct 21st _____ New Jersey
Oct 22 Wm King, Co. A, 133d Pa.
Oct 23 Moses W. Jones, Co. H, 3d Wisconsin.
* Isaac Dobson, Co. D, 8th N. Y. Cavalry.
* John Glass, 3d New York Battery,
Oct. 30 W Ash L. Taylor, 43d New York,
* W. Braithwaite, Co E, 5th Wisconsin
* A. F. Brown, Co. J. 37th. Mass.
Oct. 31 Jas. W. Brown, Co F, 5th Maine
* Jacob Riltch, Co. B, 20th New York
Nov 1 Jesse Hathaway, Co. K., 137th Pa
* Jacob Burhman, 3d New Jersey,
* H. E. Slack, Co. B, 4th Vermont.
Nov 3 Green, Co. C 18t New York
* R. Lavers, Co. K., 27th New York
Nov.3 William H. Craig, Co. D., 17th Mass
* Robbins Sanford 32d New York.
Nov 4 John Kirkpatrick, Co. D, 137th Pa
* Geo O. Merril, Co. B, 13th New York
* John Patterson, Co. J. 97th N. York.
* G.S. Cott, Co. B., 6th Vermont Battery
* Wm. Davidson, Co. D, 137th Pa.
* John H. Hunt Co. 2d. R. Island,
Nov. 6 David B. Davidson, Co. I. 6th Vermont
* George C. Hale, Co. C, 35th New York
Nov. 7 Rufus Wright, Co. E, 16th New York.
* George Edward, Co. D, 26th New Jersey
* Hants Campbell, Co. D, 49th Pa.
Nov 8 S.E. Rawlev, Co. H. 47th New York.
* Conrad Schnelf, Co. K, 1st New Jersey
* Chester Rath, Co. A, 5th Wisconsin.
* William Richardson, Co. A, 27th N. Y.
A lot has been secured in the vicinity of the Alms House in which the soldiers who died in the hospitals are buried, their graves being marked with pine boards on which the name of each are written, and which will enable their friends hereafter to identify their resting places without difficulty Alas! the poor soldier who dies in a hospital! No kindred follow his remains to the grave, nor shed a tear at the grave. No clergyman’s voice commends the body to its kindred dust, nor prays for his repose of his soul in the world of the spirits. True, he is buried decently; but there are a hastiness, a cold indifference, and an absence of all ceremony in the manner in which he is consigned to his mother Earth, which cannot fail to excite in every sympathetic heart a feeling of pity for the poor neglected soldier, of his country’s honor and integrity who dies far away from friends and home. There are so many thus.
Ah, how many
Thousand that, uncheered by praise,
Have made one offering of their days
For Truth, for Heaven, for Freedom’s sake
Resigned the bitter cup to take.
Where sleep they? by no proud stone
Their narrow couch of rest is known
The still sad glory of their name,
Hallows no mountain unto fame
No – not a tree their record bears
Of their deep thoughts and lonely prayers.
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