John Pitcher of Texas
- Appointed from the District of Columbia, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 9 July 1872 (42)
- Second Lieutenant, 9th U.S. Infantry, 15 June 1876
- Transferred to the 1st U.S. Cavalry, 28 July 1876
- First Lieutenant, 27 November 1882
- Regimental Adjutant, 27 November 1882 to 30 November 1885
- Captain, 22 July 1892
- Major, 6th U. S. Cavalry, 9 December 1901
Note: John Pitcher was the son of Thomas Gamble Pitcher, Brigadier General, United States Army, and is buried in an adjoining site in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. John's wife, Matilda C. Pitcher, 1864-1924, is buried with him. Also buried in this gravesite is his brother, William Lewis Pitcher, Colonel, United States Army and William's wife, Anna Bowie Harris Pitcher who died 29 December 1945.
ANNAPOLIS, Marland, October 12, 1926 – Colonel John Pitcher, United States Army, retired, West Point graduate with the class of 1876, Indian fighter and one-time Superintendent of Yellowstone Park, died today of a heart ailment at his country estate here.
- LT COL USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/11/1926
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 2045
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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