Gettysburg at Arlington

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.

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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 1
In today’s 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 2
In today’s post, Rich Kohr shows 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 3
In today’s post, some of the Gettysburg Campaign graves we see include those of Ezra Carman, Roy Stone, and Abner Doubleday.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 4
In today’s Arlington post, we show the graves of Gabriel Paul, Romeyn B. Ayres, J. Irvin Gregg, and Samuel Perry Lee, and James Jackson Purman.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 5
In today’s post we show 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 6
In our sixth Arlington post Rich Kohr presents 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 7
In today’s 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 8
In today’s 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, Adna Chaffee and Samuel Young.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 9
In today’s 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 10
In today’s 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 11
In today’s Arlington post, Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 12
In the today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presents 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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 13
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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 14
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows us the grave of an individual awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, James Longstreet’s sons, and “Gentle Annie,” Annie Etheridge Hooks.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 15
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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 16
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr presents the unique gravesite of artilleryman Wallace Fitz Randolph, and the burial site of Alexander Wetherill, who was killed at San Juan Hill on July 1, 1898.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 17
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Captain James Smith, who had some artillery pieces captured at Devil’s Den on July 2, 1863, and Gettysburg nurse Sarah Sampson.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 18
In the today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Colonel Samuel Starr, a Major in the 6th U.S. Cavalry at Gettysburg, and Rear Admiral Richard Worsham Meade, the nephew of Major General George Gordon Meade.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 19
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows some of the first burials in Arlington National Cemetery, a Gettysburg Medal of Honor recipient, and Abraham Lincoln’s valet.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 20
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows the graves of William Howard Taft, Omar Bradley, Robert Todd Lincoln, and Thomas Ottenstein.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 21
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows the graves of Ewell Stephen Otis, Alexander Moore, and Charles Candy.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 22
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows the graves of Eugene Dimmick, John Kress, and Henry Gifford.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 23
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows the graves of Clermont Livingston Best and William Talley.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 24
In today’s Arlington post, Rich Kohr shows the graves of an William H. Raymond, George Breck, Joseph Bartlett, Evan Thomas, Martin McMahon, and David Neely.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 25
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the graves of Lieutenant Charles C. MacConnell, Captain Azor H. Nickerson, and John Hancock.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 26
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the graves of three legs, Colonel Albert Morrow and Colonel (later Brigadier General) Ira Abbott, and of Captain (later Brigadier General) John J. Coppinger.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 27
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the graves of Captain George A. Deering of the 16th Maine Infantry, Colonel Henry Capehart of the 1st West Virginia Cavalry, and Colonel Charles Henry Smith of the 1st Maine Cavalry.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 28
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the graves of Major Lewis Merriam of the 20th Maine Infantry, and Major General Alexander Dyer who became Chief of Ordnance of the United States Army.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 29
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the graves of Major Erasmus C. Gilbreath of the 20th Indiana Infantry, and Captain Robert Carter of the 22nd Massachusetts.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 30
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the site of the Ziegler’s Grove Tower at Gettysburg, and the graves of General of the Armies John J. Pershing and Commandant of the Marine Corps John Archer Lejeune at Arlington National Cemetery.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 31
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the site of the Johns Farm. On that farm, Marine Captain George Wallis Hamilton crashed his plane and ended his life on June 26, 1922.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 32
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the site of the Gettysburg Flying Service, later the Gettysburg Airport, that was located on the first day’s battlefield between Oak Ridge and Forney Ridge.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 33
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows the grave of Jack Valenti, and the site of the Aaron Sheely Farm near the Gettysburg Outlet Mall.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 34
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows some Gettysburg connections at the Memorial Amphitheater which was dedicated on May 15, 1920.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 35
In today’s Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of John Spear of the 91st Pennsylvania and Edward Hunter of the 124th New York.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 36
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Edward Heyl of the 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, John Whitney Barlow of the Corps of Engineers, and Gettysburg native Hanson Weaver.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 37
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of George A. Woodward of the 2nd Pennsylvania Reserves Regiment which fought near the Wheatfield on July 2, 1863.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 38
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Daingerfield Parker of the 3rd United States Infantry, Peter Grace of the 83rd Pennsylvania, and George Black of the 107th Pennsylvania.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 39
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Isaac Little of the 143rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, John Delaney of the 107th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, Andrew Sheridan of the 3rd United States Infantry, and Reuben Bernard of the 1st United States Cavalry.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 40
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of William Shallenberger of the 140th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, Historian Fairfax Downey, and Daniel M. Keys of an independent company of West Virginia Rangers.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 41
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Bernard P. Mimmick of the 12th United States Infantry Regiment, and John R. Lewis of the 5th Vermont Infantry Regiment.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 42
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of James B. Coit of the 14th Connecticut Infantry Regiment, and where he was wounded on the Gettysburg Battlefield.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 43
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the graves of Surgeon General William Hammond, Harry Clay Egbert, and John Fulton Reynolds Landis.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 44
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.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 45
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of George F. Robinson, and explains how Robinson was connected to two figures who were present at Gettysburg in 1863, Lewis Powell/Lewis Paine and William Seward.
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Gettysburg at Arlington Part 46
Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Lieutenant John Rodgers Meigs and concludes his series on Arlington National Cemetery.
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