Courtesy of Michael T. Stein:
2nd Lieutenant November 25, 1861
1st Lieutenant November 26, 1861
Captain November 29, 1867
Major January 30, 1891
Served with Headquarters, USMC, 1861
Served with USS New Ironsides, 1863-64
Served at Marine Barracks, New York, 1865
Served at Marine Barracks, Boston, 1866
Served with USS. Sacramento, 1867
Served with USS Contoocook, 1868-69
Served at Marine Barracks, Boston, 1869-70
Served with USS Vermont, 1870
On Special duty, 1870-71
Served with USS Vermont, 1871-72
On Recruiting duty, 1872
Served with USS Hartford, 1872-75
Judge Advocate General, 1875- ?
Retired February 1, 1898
His stone in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery reads:
“United States Marine Corps, Rhode Island
Second Lieutenant, October 16, 1861
August 19, 1837-August 9, 1901.
A brave soldier,
A true patriot,
A loving husband,
a staunch follower of Christ.
Generous to enemies,
Loyal to friends.
I have fought a good fight.
I have finished my course.
I have kept the faith.”
BARTLETT, HENRY A
United States Marine Corps
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/09/1901
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/09/1901
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 185WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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