Feb 19

Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing by the monument to Brevet Brigadier General Ira Spaulding. During the Gettysburg Campaign, Spaulding was a Major in the 50th New York Engineer Regiment. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 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 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 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.

This map shows us the locations taken of videos for our Gettysburg at Arlington series. Videos #1-#18 were shown in our previous Arlington posts. Videos #19 and #20 were taken near McPherson Drive at the graves of Edward Whitaker and James Milton Pipes. Video #21 was taken at the graves of Jeremiah Williams and Llewellyn Estes. Video #22 was taken at the grave of Ira Spaulding. Video #23 was taken at the grave of Ira Chaffee, and Video #24 was taken at the grave of Samuel Young. This map was created facing north at approximately 5:00 PM on Thursday, February 18, 2010.

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In Video #22 (Videos #1 – #21 were shown in our previous Arlington posts) Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing near the monument to Ira Spaulding, a military engineer responsible for building pontoon bridges for the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. This view was taken facing northeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Spaulding’s grave is near that of another member of the Army of the Potomac, as shown by the Second Corps symbol… This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

…Colonel William Henry Owen. Owen was a Lieutenant Colonel and Chief Quartermaster for George Syke’s Fifth Corps during the Gettysburg Campaign. He was a graduate of Maine’s Bowdoin College, in a class two years ahead of Joshua Chamberlain. This view was taken facing southwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Also in this area is a monument to Captain George Vanderbilt of the 10th New York Cavalry. This view was taken facing west at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Vanderbilt commanded Company L of the 10th New York during the Gettysburg Campaign, including the action on Brinkerhoff Ridge on July 2, 1863. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

We are walking down Arlington’s Miles’ Avenue, named for Nelson Miles. This view was taken facing east at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Here is the monument to Adna Chaffee, who fought in the 6th U.S. Cavalry near Fairfield on July 3, 1863. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

A closer view of Chaffee’s marker. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr is standing between the markers to Adna Chaffee on the left, and his son, Adna Chaffee Jr. on the right. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

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In Video #23 Licensed Battlefield Guide Rich Kohr explains the service performed by Adna Chaffe, who rose from Private to Lieutenant General in the United States Army. This view was taken facing northwest to north at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Adna Chaffee Sr. was a Second Lieutenant during the Gettysburg Campaign. This view was taken facing northwest at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Adna Chaffee Jr. was called the “Father of the Armored Force” for his role in developing the U.S. Army’s tank forces. This view was taken facing north at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Rich Kohr is standing near the marker of Samuel Baldwin Marks Young, who was a Captain in the 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the Gettysburg Campaign. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

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In Video #24 Rich Kohr provides some information on Samuel Baldwin Marks Young and the similarities between him and Adna Chaffee. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

Samuel Baldwin Marks Young’s daughter married the nephew of Major General John Gibbon. This view was taken facing southeast at approximately 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 31, 2010.

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