Information Provided By Charles Purser: April 2007
Levi Reinhardt was removed Oct 1883, along with 106 other soldiers to the Confederate Section of Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC.
Courtesy of Derick S. Hartshorn, April 2007:
REINHARDT, LEVI, Private, Company F, 23rd Regiment, North Carolinas Troops. Resided in Catawba County where he enlisted on March 10, 1863, for the war. Present or accounted for until wounded in the leg and captured at Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia, May 12, 1864. Leg amputated. Died in hospital at Washington. DC, May 30, 1864, of “pyaemia.” [Federal medical records dated May, 1864, give his age 39. ]He is listed as the the first Confederate soldier buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
On May 30, 1864, he became the first identified Confederate Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery. He served with the 23rd North Carolina Volunteer Infantry Regiment and died at the Carver Hospital in Washington, D.C.
He is buried in Section 16, near the Confederate Memorial.
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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