Mar 6

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is the host for our series on Arlington National Cemetery. He is resting by the grave of Colonel (Brevet Brigadier General) Joseph Dixon who served on the staff of Major General George Gordon Meade during the Gettysburg Campaign. This image was taken facing west at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Arlington National Cemetery, overlooking Washington, D.C., has many connections to Gettysburg and to the Gettysburg Campaign. There are many more connections than to only Robert E. Lee’s residence, and John F. Kennedy’s grave. Almost every row in the older sections have someone buried there who had a link to Gettysburg.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the individuals connected to Gettysburg who are buried at Arlington.

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Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Colonel Joseph Dickinson who served on Meade’s staff at Gettysburg, and the Leister House which Dickinson chose as Meade’s headquarters.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#114 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #115 was taken at the grave of Colonel Joseph Dickinson. This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2012.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Video #116 was taken at Gettysburg at Meade’s Headquarters, the Leister House. This map was created facing north at approximately 2:00 PM on Friday, February 17, 2012.

Another view of the headstone of Colonel Joseph Dickinson. In the right background is the monument to Brigadier General Robert Byington Mitchell, commanded the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Cumberland during the Chickamauga Campaign. The large monument in the left background at the top of the hill is to George Crook, who is known for his exploits during the Indian Wars. During the Chickamauga Campaign, Crook commanded a division in Robert Mitchell’s cavalry corps. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

In Video #115 (Videos #1 - #114 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shares some information about Colonel Joseph Dickinson and his explains a well known incident concerning Dickinson at the Battle of Chancellorsville. This view was taken facing west at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the home of the widow Lydia Leister, which became the headquarters for Major General George Gordon Meade during the Battle of Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 10:30 AM on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.

In Video #116 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr explains how Colonel Joseph Dickinson chose the Leister House as Meade’s headquarters, and how Dickinson was wounded on Juy 3, 1863. This view was taken facing northeast to west at approximately 1:00 PM on Sunday, January 29, 2012.

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