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History of Antietam National Cemetery (page 14)

Union soldiers, Battle of Antietam. Click on the MEDIA ITEMS below for more information


lar letters be addressed to the Governors of the respective States interested in the Cemetery, urging upon them to recommend to their legislatures the importance of a sufficient appropriation to ensure the success of the enterprise, and of having their States represented in the Board.

At a meeting of the Board held at Sharpsburg, Maryland, on the l0th day of December, A. D. 1865, the Superintendent was authorized to prepare an estimate of the amount required to complete the Cemetery, showing the proportion of each State interested. In obedience to this expression, the following shows the estimated amount required to complete the same.


Cost of grounds, $1,161.75
2,636 perches stone, delivered, at $1.20 per perch, 3,163.20
173 perches stone, delivered for keeper's lodge, at $1.20 per perch, 207.60
Expense of laying 2,636 perch at $1.50 per perch, 3,954.00
Expense of excavating 820 yards of foundation, at 40 cents per yard, 328.00
Expense of 18,161 yards grading, at 30 cts. per yd., 5,484.30
" 6,560 bushels sand, at 4 cents per bus., 262.40
" 2,500 bushels lime, at 25 cents per bus., 625.00
For labor, 7,000.00
For survey, 25.00
For keeper's lodge, 1,500.00
For entrance gate, 500.00
For powder and fuse, 60.00
For 1,915 linear feet coping, at $3.25 per foot, 6,223.75
For removal, boxing, and burial of 6,000 dead, at $5 each, 30,000.00
For tools and implements, 230.00
For 6,000 headstones for inscriptions, at $3 each, 18,000.00
For carriage ways and drainage, 1,000.00
For 797 feet iron fence, on front line, at $3 per ft. 2,391.00
For blacksmithing, 500.00
For iron clamps and lead for coping, 420.00

Amount carried forward,
$ 83,036.00


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Maryland. Board of Trustees of the Antietam National Cemetery.


Collection Location:
Washington County Free Library.

Original Size:
23 x 14 cms

J.W. Woods, printer, Baltimore

Antietam National Cemetery; United States History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Registers of dead.

Washington County, Md; 1862-1869.

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

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