Feb 8

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the monument/marker to Major Lewis Merriam who was a Sergeant in the 20th Maine Infantry at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 5, 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 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.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#73 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #74 was taken at the grave of George A. Deering. Video #75 was taken at the grave of Henry Capehart. Video #76 was taken at the grave of Charles Henry Smith Video #77 was taken at the grave of Lewis Merriam. Video #78 was taken at the grave of Major General Alexander Dyer. This map was created facing north at approximately 6:00 PM on Friday, February 4, 2011.

In Video #77 (Videos #1 – #76 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the grave of Major Lewis Merriam. At Gettysburg, Merriam was a Sergeant in the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment. Rich explains Merriams’s military career following Gettysburg. This view was taken facing north at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the monument to Major General Alexander Byrdie Dyer of Ordnance Department. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

In Video #78 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows us the grave of Major General Alexander Dyer and explains how he increased production at the Springfield Armory, and invented the Dyer Shell. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 4:30 PM on Sunday, December 5, 2010.

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