Robert Fletcher of England and Ohio
March 5, 1823 – November 8, 1912
Surgeon, 1st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 24 October 1861
Assistant Surgeon, United States Vounteers, 13 October 1863
Surgeon, United States Volunteers, 20 November 1863
Brevetted Lieutenant Colonel and Colonel, United States Volunters, 13 March 1865 for faithful and meritorious service during the war
Honorably mustered out of the Volunteer Service, 31 August 1867
His wife, Hannah Howe Fletcher, died on January 20, 1928.
Colonel Fletcher and his wife are buried among other family members in Section 1 of 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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