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Arlington National Cemetery Historic Photos
Posted on 01/18/2012 5:11:05 PM PST by shove_it
From the 1906 Book "The Latest Views of Washington", L.H. Nelson Company, Portland, Maine.
Except where noted, all materials are from the collection of Michael Robert Patterson.
Updated 22 January 2006
(Excerpt) Read more at arlingtoncemetery.net ...
Did you know there is a Tomb of the Unknown Civil War Soldier.
posted on 01/18/2012 5:11:09 PM PST
Interesting. Thanks for posting.
God Bless Our Troops!
Nice collection...and I find it interesting that in the few handwritten notes on the postcards, the spelling was without error.
Try a similar comparison in today's world....so much for 'modern' publik education.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:10:27 PM PST
(Carterize Obama in November)
I love the irony of the Union attempt to slight Robert E. Lee by turning his farm into a cemetery which turned into the most hallowed ground in the nation.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:20:35 PM PST
I remember visiting a Civil War graveyard somewhere near Williamsburg. Many of the graves, a simple piece of flat stone in the ground, were marked "Unknown".
There were a bunch of unknowns back then. One could only imagine the heartbreak their mothers suffered.
posted on 01/18/2012 6:58:18 PM PST
Thinking about Shiloh,there is a place marked mass
grave about the size of a double-wide for the fallen
posted on 06/23/2012 3:05:51 PM PDT
by Harold Shea
(RVN `70 - `71)
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