Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery

Point Lookout Confederate Cemetery (HM610)

Location: Scotland, MD 20687 St Mary's County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 4.406', W 76° 20.526'

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Erected by the State of Maryland in memory of the Confederate Soldiers who died Prisoners of War at Point Lookout, from March 1st, 1864, to June 30th, 1865.

(north face) "At the call of Patriotism and duty they encountered the perils of the field, endured the trials of a Prison, and were faithful, even until death."

(east face) Virginia 640 · North Carolina 962 · South Carolina 248 · Georgia 249 · Alabama 75 · Tennessee 63 · Louisiana 38 · Mississippi 42 · Florida 31 · Kentucky 18 · Texas 6 · Maryland 6 · Arkansas 4 · Missouri 4 · [Subtotal] 2386 · Confederate States not designated 618 · Total 3004.

(south face) Dulce et decorum est pro Patria Mori. (A line of verse in Latin, by the Roman lyrical poet Horace, which means "It is right and proper to die for one's country.")

(brass tablet added to the south face) Colonel Wm. Elliott, General Wm. C. Oates and Governor James H. Berry, being U.S. Commissioners to mark Confederate graves, the State of Maryland having ceded to the Federal government the cemetery to which the bodies of the Confederates who died prisoners of war at Point Lookout Military Prison had been removed, the War Department granted permission to have this state monument removed and re-erected at this, the original prison burying-ground. A.D. 1910-1911.

(on a marble band high up on the obelisk) July 4, 1876.
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HM NumberHM610
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Year Placed1876
Placed ByState of Maryland
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 7:31am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 382282 N 4214812
Decimal Degrees38.07343333, -76.34210000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 4.406', W 76° 20.526'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 4' 24.36" N, 76° 20' 31.56" W
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Area Code(s)301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11655 Point Lookout Rd, Scotland MD 20687, US
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