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

About this Item

Title
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
Notes
-  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
Medium
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)
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Control Number
md1078
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
image
pdf
Description
Photo(s): 14 | Color Transparencies: 2 | Measured Drawing(s): 1 | Photo Caption Page(s): 2

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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/>.