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MANY ROADS TO FREEDOM:
ABOLITIONIST AND CIVIL WAR SITES IN ROCHESTER

 

14. MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY

The Civil War Veterans' monument in Mount Hope Cemetery was erected in September 1908, and unveiled on September 25 of that year. Statues of two soldiers stand atop a granite base. The older soldier holds a flag. The younger one holds a bugle. The bronze plaque on the base reads "1861 -1865. On Fame's eternal camping ground/ Their silent tents are spread, /And glory guards with solemn round/ The bivouac of the dead." The music for the verse completes the plaque.

Many Rochesterians are buried at Mount Hope, including Frederick Douglass, Susan B. Anthony and many Civil War soldiers and veterans.

View catalog record - Mt. Hope Cemetery
 

Mt. Hope Cemetery


View catalog record - Civil War veterans' monument
 

Civil War Veterans' Monument


View catalog record - Frederick Douglass grave
 

Frederick Douglass Grave


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