His private headstone in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:
Captain, United States Army
Company D, 17th Kentucky Infantry.
Died November 9, 1891, In The 73rd Year Of His Age.
Rest Wearied Frame, The Stars Shall Keep A Loving Watch When Thou Dost Sleep.
Mary Swift Gist
Wife of George Washington Gist.
June 1864-January 1902
“She Hath Done What She Could And Her Works Do Follow Her.”
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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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