From before the battles of South Mountain through the battlefields at Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, Monocacy, and a few others, sick and wounded Confederate soldiers transported to the hospitals of Frederick, Maryland were buried here when they couldn’t be saved. From wooden boards to chiseled stone, their names were engraved at Mount Olivet Cemetery since they couldn’t be sent home.
Biographies of all the known soldiers buried on Confederate Row have been included here, although some details of their lives remain hidden. These biographies include narratives of the battles in which they fought and describe the wounds or sickness that brought them to Frederick. Gary L. Dyson is the author of “A Civil War Correspondent in New Orleans” and “The Ambush of Isaac P. Smith,” as well as two Methodist Church histories from Mount Airy and Frederick. He also works as a genealogist in Mount Airy.
Softcover. 235 pages.