George Seton Johnston, a member of Company B of the Confederate States Marine Corps, is probably the only member of the CSMC to be buried in Arlington Cemetery. He enlisted at Richmond on September 1, 1864, as Private, and was assigned to the CSS Virginia II; surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina in April, 1865.
He resided in Virginia after the war and received a Confederate pension from the state government until his death at Lyon Park on June 2, 1928.
George Seton Johnston, Private, Company B, CSMC; born Nelson County, Virginia, May 31, 1847; died Lyon Park, Arlington County, Virginia, February 6, 1928; buried Confederate section, Arlington National Cemetery.
JOHNSTON, GEORGE S
PVT B MARINE C S NAVY
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 02/06/1928
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 164-A
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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