Mar 23

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing in the Memorial Amphitheater at Arlington National Cemetery which was dedicated on May 15, 1920. This image was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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 some Gettysburg connections at the Memorial Amphitheater which was dedicated on May 15, 1920.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#91 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Video #92 was taken at Memorial Amphitheater. The blue star with the “O” shows the location of the old amphitheater. This map was created facing north at approximately 9:00 PM on Saturday, March 19, 2011.

Above the archway are words from President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address: “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain.” This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

In Video #92 (Videos #1 – #91 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr shows some Gettysburg connections at the Memorial Amphitheater. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing in the Memorial Amphitheater. On the right part of the stage is a column containing the names of 14 prominent naval commanders. Rich is pointing to the column to the left of the stage which contains the names of 14 prominent army commanders. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Some of the Civil War army commanders featured on the column in the amphitheater include the greatest Civil War commander, George Henry Thomas (1816-1870). Individuals who fought at Gettysburg include George Gordon Meade (1815-1872) and Wesley Merritt (1836-1910). This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

On the east side of the Memorial Amphitheater is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It is guarded by members of the 3rd United States Infantry Regiment, the Old Guard. The 3rd United States fought in the Wheatfield area at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Around the Memorial Amphitheater are the names of 44 prominent battles in American History, from the American Revolution to the Spanish-American War. The battle names are inscribed around the frieze above the colonnade. We are on the north side of the Amphitheater. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Rich Kohr is standing on the north side of the Memorial Amphitheater and is pointing to the section of the colonnade that displays the word “Gettysburg.” This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Right here. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

Rich Kohr is standing behind the Arlington House, in front of the old Amphitheater. It was completed for the first observance of Decoration Day (now Memorial Day) on May 30, 1868. The Amphitheater is encircled by a colonnade which supports a latticed roof, once covered with thick vines. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:15 PM on Sunday, February 27, 2011.

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