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In 1905, workers completing some construction projects at the present site of the Washington Navy Yard discovered the remains of fourteen (14) soldiers of the War of 1812. These unknown soldiers were interred in Arlington National Cemetery later that same year.

In April 1976, the memorial which appears below was dedicated by the National Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812.

Unknown Soldier of the War of 1812

Photo courtesy of Ron Williams