One of the first Confederate soldiers to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
He was serving with Company F, 13th Mississippi Infantry when he was wounded at the Battle of Spottslyvania on May 8, 1864. He was taken to a Washington area hospital where he died on May 16, 1864.
He is buried in Section 16 of Arlington National Cemetery, near the base of the Confederate Memorial.
- 13TH MISS
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 05/18/1864
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONF SITE 69
- 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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