Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery

List of Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Washington DC

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Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia – More than 25,000 soldiers and sailors of the U. S. lie buried here, including many famous officers. The first burial here was that of 12 soldiers on May 14, 1864, and was witnessed by President Lincoln. In 1910 the body of L’Enfant was transferred here from the Digges place at Green Hill, Maryland. On May 15, 1920, the Memorial Amphitheater was dedicated. Here were held the exercises over the body of the Unknown Dead on Nov. 11, 1921. Arlington Mansion, built in 1802, was the home of George Washington Parke Custis, grandson of Martha Washington. His daughter, Mary married Gen. Robert E. Lee, and the mansion was their home until the Civil War.

List of Revolutionary Soldiers, whose graves have been located in the District Cemeteries

Arlington Cemetery –

  • Col. John Green (lot 503)
  • Joseph Carlton (lot 299)
  • Brig.-Gen. Thomas Meason (lot 207B)
  • Gen. James House (lot 297A)
  • Ensign Kaleb Swann (lot 301C)
  • Gen. James M. Lingan (marked by Dolly Madison Chapter, D. A. R.)
  • John Follin
  • Wm. W. Burrows
  • Stephen Cassin
  • John A. Davis
  • Edward Jones
  • John R. Wilson

Congressional Cemetery –

  • Jacob Gideon Capt.
  • Hugh G. Campbell
  • Gen. James Jackson
  • Uriah Tracey
  • Gen. Thomas Blount
  • Gen. Levi Casey
  • Henry Black
  • Col. James Morrison
  • Dr. Elisha Harrison
  • Maj. John Kinney
  • James Gillespie
  • H. Brockholst Livingston
  • Hon. James Jones

Rock Creek Cemetery –

  • Peter Faulkner
  • Col. Willliam Deakins, Jr.
  • Sen. Abraham Baldwin
  • Thomas Boyd

Oak Hill Cemetery –

  • Gen. Uriah Forrest
  • Rev. Dr. Stephen D. Balch

Old Presbyterian Cemetery –

(Obliterated for Georgetown Municipal Playground).

  • William Walters (Stone lost in grading)
  • Robert Peter (grave site lost)
  • Col. Geo. Beall
  • Daniel Heintz
  • John Barnes

Mt. Olivet Cemetery –

  • Capt. Benjamin Burche
  • Col. Constant Freeman

Source: Historical Directory of the District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, D. A. R.


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