Lying in the heart of the battlefield, on shaded high ground is the always tranquil and inviting Mumma cemetery.
This is the burial ground for the Mumma family and although its surrounded by a gated stone wall, it is always open to visitors seeking shade, cooling breezes, and beautiful vistas.
Continuing to higher ground is the town cemetery, Mountain View.
This is the cemetery that has been the final resting place for generations of Sharpsburg residents since 1883. From its height you can look north for views of the Piper Farm and the Visitor Center, to the east, as the name implies are vistas of South Mountain and Elk Ridge.
The massive statue of the Civil War soldier, known as Old Simon, stands sentinel over the graves of 4,776 Union soldiers, a continuing reminder of the price of freedom.
The church that stood here during the savage fighting of September 17th 1862 is long gone, but the stones still bear silent witness to that terrible fight.
this member of the U.S. Colored Infantry, a veteran of the Civil War, and a messenger of emancipation.
The first burial was in 1775, the last in 1883 when Mountainview Cemetery opened and became the primary resting place for the good people of Sharpsburg.