Jun 9

William Henry Jackson was most of the most famous painters and photographers of the American West. Here he guides his mule loaded with his camera through the landscape of one of the western states. This view was taken circa the late 1800s.

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 the thirteenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr showed us the grave of Brigadier General Theordore Jonathan Wint, the Confederate Memorial and Confederate graves of those who had Gettysburg connections.

In the fourteenth Arlington post, Rich Kohr showed us the grave of an individual awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, James Longstreet’s sons, and “Gentle Annie,” Annie Etheridge Hooks.

In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presents the graves of photographer and artist William Henry Jackson, Dr. William Henry Forwood, and Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#41 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #42 was taken at the grave of Artist/Photographer William Henry Jackson. Video #43 was taken at the grave of Dr. William Henry Forwood. Video #44 was taken at the grave of Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley. This map was created facing north at approximately 7:00 PM on Monday, June 7, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the headstone of Artist/Photographer and Gettysburg Campaign Veteran, William Henry Jackson. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #42 (Videos #1 - #41 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Artist/Photographer William Henry Jackson. In this video he mentons Rich Bellamy’s post on Cutler’s Brigade when the 7th Indiana is waiting for Vermont troops to relieve them at Emmitsburg.  Click here to see that post. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Here’s what William Henry Jackson’s camera looked like as he exposed his photographic plates (using the wet plate collodion process) to western landscapes. This view was taken circa the late 1800s.

In case you’re looking for William Henry Jackson’s grave, it is in close proximity to the old Arlington chapel. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing in near the grave of Brigadier General William Henry Forwood, who during the Gettysburg Campaign, was a surgeon in the 6th United States Cavalry. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

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In Video #43 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Brigadier General and Surgeon General William Henry Forwood. This view was taken facing east to northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley commanded the Department of West Virginia during the Gettysburg Campaign. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

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In Video #41 Rich Kohr provides some background on Annie Etheridge, who during the Civil War served with three different Michigan regiments. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010./p>

A closer view of Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley’s Arlington monument. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

Lieutenant Thomas Hudson McKee of the 1st West Virginia Infantry, was an aide to Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley. Their memorials/graves are in close proximity… This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

… and align perfectly so that General Kelley’s view is “blocked.” This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:45 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010, 2010.

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