Photo, Print, Drawing General view looking across the cemetery to the U.S. Soldiers Monument - Antietam National Cemetery, Shepherdstown Pike (State Route 34), Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD Photos from Survey HABS MD-936
About this Item
- Antietam National Cemetery, Shepherdstown Pike (State Route 34), Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD
- Other Title
- Antietam National Cemetery
- Contributor Names
- Historic American Buildings Survey, creator
- Biggs, A A
- Kahler, Charles C
- Firey, Lewis P
- Pletz, Paul J
- Robert Wood & Company
- Byron, Goodloe E
- Duryee, Jacob
- Hayes, Richard L, project manager
- Bloomberg, Janet M, field team
- Eschtruth, Philip L, field team
- Searl, Donald D, field team
- Allen, Lori A, field team
- Sein, Jorge L, delineator
- Price, Virginia B, transmitter
- Boucher, Jack E, photographer
- Boucher, Jack E, photographer
- Created / Published
- Documentation compiled after 1933
- Subject Headings
- - cemeteries
- - stone buildings
- - war (Civil War)
- - funeral rites & ceremonies
- - graves
- - lodges
- - national cemeteries
- - gates
- - sculpture
- - carriage houses
- - Gothic Revival architectural elements
- - urns
- - fences
- - cannons
- - monuments & memorials
- - Maryland -- Washington County -- Sharpsburg
- - Significance: On September 17, 1862, over 23,000 men and boys were killed or wounded during the Battle of Antietam near Sharpsburg, Maryland. In early 1864, Maryland State Senator Lewis P. Frey introduced legislation to establish a state and national cemetery in which these soldiers could be laid to their final rest. After passage of the resolution, land for the Antietam Cemetery was contracted to be purchased on April 25, 1864, at the cost of $100.00 per acre. An 11-1/4 acre tract was bought from the Robert F. Kennedy Farm, but the final transfer of property did not take place until August 1865. The cemetery was built with contribution totaling $70,000.00 from 18 Union states. Buried within are 4,776 Union soldiers; of whom 1,836 are unknown. Also buried in the cemetery are 200 soldiers from the Spanish American War, World War I, World War II, and the Korean War. The cemetery was closed to future burials in 1953.
- - Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: FN-135
- - Survey number: HABS MD-936
- - Building/structure dates: 1865 Initial Construction
- Photo(s): 14
- Color Transparencies: 2
- Measured Drawing(s): 1
- Photo Caption Page(s): 2
- Call Number/Physical Location
- HABS MD,22-SHARP,1-
- Source Collection
- Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
- Control Number
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on images made by the U.S. Government; images copied from other sources may be restricted. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/res/114_habs.html
- Online Format
- Photo(s): 14 | Color Transparencies: 2 | Measured Drawing(s): 1 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2
FormatPhoto, Print, Drawing
ContributorsAllen, Lori a
Biggs, a a
Bloomberg, Janet M
Boucher, Jack E
Byron, Goodloe E
Eschtruth, Philip L
Firey, Lewis P
Hayes, Richard L
Historic American Buildings Survey
Kahler, Charles C
Pletz, Paul J
Price, Virginia B
Robert Wood & Company
Searl, Donald D
Sein, Jorge L
Funeral Rites & Ceremonies
Gothic Revival Architectural Elements
Monuments & Memorials
War (Civil War)
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Chicago citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, A A Biggs, Charles C Kahler, Lewis P Firey, Paul J Pletz, Robert Wood & Company, Goodloe E Byron, et al., Boucher, Jack E, and Jack E Boucher, photographer. Antietam National Cemetery, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Maryland Sharpsburg Washington County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/md1078/. (Accessed June 25, 2017.)
APA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, C., Biggs, A. A., Kahler, C. C., Firey, L. P., Pletz, P. J., Robert Wood & Company [...] Sein, J. L., Boucher, J. E. & Boucher, J. E., photographer. (1933) Antietam National Cemetery, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Maryland Sharpsburg Washington County, 1933. Documentation Compiled After. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/md1078/.
MLA citation style:
Historic American Buildings Survey, Creator, et al., photographers by Boucher, Jack E, and Jack E Boucher. Antietam National Cemetery, Shepherdstown Pike State Route 34, Sharpsburg, Washington County, MD. Documentation Compiled After. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <https://www.loc.gov/item/md1078/>.