Jun 17

Samuel Henry Starr was a Major commanding the 6th United States Cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign. He was wounded at the fighting around Fairfield on July 3, 1863. This photograph was taken when he was the Colonel of the 6th U.S. Cavalry. This view was taken circa 1870.

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 the fifteenth Arlington post, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presented the graves of photographer and artist William Henry Jackson, Dr. William Henry Forwood, and Brigadier General Benjamin Franklin Kelley.

In the sixteenth Arlington post, Rich Kohr presented 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.

In the seventeenth 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.

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.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#48 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #47 was taken at the grave of Artilleryman Captain James E. Smith. Video #48 was taken at the grave of Gettysburg nurse Sarah Sampson. Video #49 was taken at the grave of Colonel Samuel Henry Starr. Video #50 was taken at the monument to Rear Admiral Richard Worsham Meade. This map was created facing north at approximately 12:30 PM on Monday, June 14, 2010.

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is the host for the Gettysburg at Arlington series. He is standing by the grave of Colonel Samuel Henry Starr of the 6th United States Cavalry. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #49 (Videos #1 – #48 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr presents a biographical sketch of Colonel Samuel Henry Starr, who was a Major in the 6th U.S. Cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign. This view was taken facing north to west to north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

At the beginning of the Civil War, Samuel Henry Starr was a Colonel commanding the 5th New Jersey Infantry Regiment. His tough disciplinary standards which he brought to the volunteer regiment from the pre-war army did not sit well with his New Jersey soldiers. In the later part of 1862, he saber slapped (hit with the flat edge of his saber) an inattentive camp guard and loudly declared the soldier an “SOB.” Because of his “abuse of the guard,” he resigned his commission. He subjected himself first, to a rigorous religious revival, and then to an active recruiting effort. When he rejoined the regular army with the 6th United States Cavalry, his rank was that of a Major. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the monument over the grave of Rear Admiral Richard Worsham Meade, a nephew of Major General George Gordon Meade. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

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In Video #50 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr provides some background on Richard Worsham Meade, including the incident leading to his resignation. This view was taken facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Sunday, May 23, 2010.

Meade graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1856. This photograph shows him as a Lieutenant. During the Civil War he commanded the ironclad Louisville on the Mississippi River. During the Gettysburg Campaign he helped put down the New York City draft riots. This view was taken circa the late 1850s to early 1860s.

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