May 28

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the grave of Theodore J. Wint. Wint was a Pennsylvania native who rose from the rank of Private in the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry (Rush’s Lancers) during the Civil War to the rank of Brigadier General in the United States Army. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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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In our first Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr explains Robert E. Lee’s connection with Arlington, how the Union Army first occupied the site, and why Union Brigadier General General Montgomery C. Meigs established a National Cemetery at Arlington.

In our second post, Rich Kohr showed us the burial places of some of the first Union soldiers killed during the Gettysburg Campaign, and individuals such as John Gibbon and Hiram Berdan.

In our third Arlington post, some of the Gettysburg Campaign graves we saw included those of Ezra Carman, Roy Stone, and Abner Doubleday.

In our fourth Arlington post, we showed the graves of Gabriel Paul, Romeyn B. Ayres, J. Irvin Gregg, and Samuel Perry Lee, and James Jackson Purman.

In our fifth Arlington post we showed the graves of Lieutenant James Stewart of Battery B, 4th U.S., Colonel William Dudley of the 19th Indiana Infantry, Sergeant Frederick Fuger of Cushing’s Battery, and Colonel John Ramsey of the 8th New Jersey Infantry.

In our sixth Arlington post Rich Kohr presented the graves of Horatio Wright a division commander of the Sixth Corps, and Ellis Spear, Captain of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Gettysburg Campaign.

In our seventh Arlington National Cemetery post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Edward Whitaker, who carried the flag of truce to Confederate lines at Appomattox on April 9, 1865.

In our eighth Arlington National Cemetery post, Rich Kohr shows us the grave of military engineer Ira Spaulding, and two Chief of Staffs of the U.S. Army, Ira Chaffee and Samuel Young.

In our ninth Arlington National Cemetery presentation, Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Nelson Miles, Major Edmund Rice of the 19th Massachusetts, and Major General Daniel Sickles.

In our tenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of the son of George Pickett, a Gettysburg Medal of Honor recipient, and the grandson of E.P. Alexander.

In the eleventh Arlington post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr showed us the graves of a tank trainer at Camp Colt, and a witness to both Pickett’s Charge and the charge up San Juan Hill.

In the twelfth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presented the gravesite of a Gettysburg Marine killed in Vietnam, an image of 1st Minnesota Veteran Albert Sieber, and the grave of a member of the 1st Michigan Infantry.

In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Brigadier General Theordore Jonathan Wint, the Confederate Memorial and a Confederate grave.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#35 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #36 was taken at the grave of Brigadier General Theodore J. Wint. Video #37 was taken at the Confederate Monument. Video #38 was taken at the grave of James Williams of the 3rd Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:30 PM on Wednesday, May 26, 2010.

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In Video #36 (Videos #1 - #35 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us how Theodore J. Wint’s military career covered some of the most significant events in American history during the last half of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the 20th century. This view was taken facing southwest to west to north to east at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Theodore J. Wint died on March 21, 1907. His life was considered so significant that by June 13th of that year the Pennsylvania State Legislature appropriated $5000 for this monument. That same day they approved $150,000 for Gettysburg’s Pennsylvania State Monument. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing at the entrance to Jackson Circle which surrounds Arlington’s Confederate Monument, shown in the background. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #37 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the Confederate Monument, and the area in which approximately 400 Confederates are buried within Jackson Circle. This view was taken facing southwest to northeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

On the north side of the monument is this inscription attributed to the Reverend Randolph Harrison McKim, who was a Confederate chaplain and who served as pastor of the Epiphany Church in Washington for 32 years. The monument was authorized on March 4, 1906, the cornerstone was laid on November 12, 1912, and the monument was dedicated on June 4, 1914. It cost approximately $25,000. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Captain Weldon Edwards Davis of the 30th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, served with Brigadier General Stephen D. Ramseur’s Brigade at Gettysburg. He was wounded in the right thigh and captured at Kelly‚Äôs Ford, Virginia on November 7, 1863. Captain Davis was hospitalized in Washington, D.C. His right leg was amputated on November 10, 1863. He died in a Washington hospital on November 22, 1863 of his wound. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Rich Kohr searching in the Confederate section for the eleven Confederates that he knew had Gettysburg connections. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Jacob Barnes was a member of Company D, 2nd North Carolina Infantry Regiment. He was captured at Antietam, exchanged September 20, 1862, captured Fredericksburg, Virginia on May 3, 1863, and exchanged May 10, 1863. He was wounded at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. The 2nd North Carolina was a unit in Ramseur’s Brigade, Rodes’ Division. Jacob Barnes was captured at Kelly’s Ford, Virginia on November 7, 1863. He died of typhoid fever in Old Capital Prison, Washington, D.C., on February 11, 1864. This view was taken facing east at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

John Meeks was a Private in the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment, which was a unit in Garnett’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He was present at Gettysburg. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

James D. Bounds was a Private in Company E of the 38th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, which was a unit in Scales’ Brigade, Pender’s Division. He was captured at Falling Waters on July 14, 1863. James Bounds died in Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. of typhoid fever on April 20, 1864. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Richard Seay was a Private in Company H of the 11th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The 11th Virginia was in Kemper’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He was captured during Picketts Charge at Gettysburg on July 3, 1863. Richard Seay died on February 7, 1937. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Charles Embrey was a Private in Company I of the 11th Virginia Infantry. The 11th Virginia was in Kemper’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He was captured at Five Forks, Virginia on April 1, 1865. He died on December 2, 1925 of “infirmities of advanced age.” This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Sergeant Richard Parry was a member of Company D of the 53rd Virginia Infantry Regiment. The 53rd Virginia was a unit in Armistead’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He was captured during Pickett’s Charge and released on June 20, 1865 from Fort Delaware. He died March 22, 1914. This view was taken facing south at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Private Wallace Sinclair was a member of Company C of the 8th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The 8th Virginia was a unit in Garnett’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He served with the ambulance corps at Gettysburg, and died on June 25, 1917. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Private John A. Poer was a member of Company D of the 4th Georgia Infantry Regiment. The 4th Georgia was a unit in Doles’ Brigade, Rodes’ Division. He was captured at Falling Waters, and sent to a hospital from Old Capitol Prison, Washington, D.C. in August, 1863. He died on August 23, 1863. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Captain Benjamin Brown was a member of Company H of the 19th Virginia Infantry Regiment. The 19th Virginia was a unit in Garnett’s Brigade, Pickett’s Division. He was wounded and captured during Picketts Charge, and paroled in February, 1865. Benjamin Brown died on May 30, 1920. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

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In Video #38 Rich Kohr discusses James Williams and the newly formed 3rd Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters. This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010./p>

First Lieutenant James Williams was captured at Sailor’s Creek, Virginia on April 6, 1865. He was released from Johnson’s Island, Ohio, on June 20, 1865. He died on May 16, 1909. This view was taken facing west at approximately 2:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

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