Loudon Park National Cemetery

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Loudon Park National Cemetery
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The Maryland Sons Monument in Loudon Park National Cemetery
Loudon Park National Cemetery is located in Baltimore
Loudon Park National Cemetery
Location 3445 Frederick Ave., Baltimore, Maryland
Coordinates 39°16′49″N 76°40′31″W / 39.28028°N 76.67528°W / 39.28028; -76.67528Coordinates: 39°16′49″N 76°40′31″W / 39.28028°N 76.67528°W / 39.28028; -76.67528
Built 1862
Architect Meigs, Montgomery C.
Architectural style Second Empire
Governing body Department of Veterans Affairs
MPS Civil War Era National Cemeteries MPS
NRHP Reference #

96000655

[1]
Added to NRHP June 20, 1996

Loudon Park National Cemetery is a United States National Cemetery located in the city of Baltimore, Maryland. It encompasses 5.2 acres (2.1 ha), and as of the end of 2005, had 7,138 interments. It is currently closed to new interments, and is maintained by the Baltimore National Cemetery.

The cemetery's civil war interments include about 2,300 union soldiers and 650 confederate soldiers.[2]

History[edit]

Loudon Park National Cemetery was originally established as a plot within the Loudon Park Cemetery. It was one of the 14 original National Cemeteries established under the National Cemetery Act on July 17, 1862. Most of the original interments were from area veteran hospitals. During the American Civil War, Fort McHenry was a prisoner of war camp, and the prisoners who died while incarcerated there were interred at Loudon Park National Cemetery.

Land acquisitions in 1874, 1875, 1882, 1883 and lastly in 1903, brought the cemetery to its current size.

Loudon Park National Cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

Notable monuments[edit]

  • The Maryland Sons Monument, a three-foot-tall terra cotta frieze with a bas relief sculpture. Dedicated in 1885.
  • Rigby Monument, a marble monument erected in 1891 dedicated to Captain James H. Rigby and the 1st Maryland Light Artillery.
  • The Unknown Dead Monument, a marble sculpture, dedicated in 1895.
  • The Maryland Naval Monument, dedicated in 1896.
  • The Confederate Monument, erected in 1912, marking the burial place of Confederate prisoners of war.

Notable interments[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Marsha Wight Wise (2009). Baltimore Neighborhoods. Arcadia Publishing. p. 92. ISBN 978-0-7385-5290-9 Check |isbn= value (help). 

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