George A. Deering served in the Civil War as Captain, Company F, 16th Maine Volunteer Infantry. He served in the Battle of Gettysburg. Following the Civil War, he served as Paymaster, United States Navy from 1870 to 1888. He died on 19 October 1890 and was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. His wife, Anna E. Deering, who died on 19 November 1930 at the age of 86, is buried with him.
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Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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