Robert Lee Longstreet was son of Lieutenant General James Longstreet, Confederate States of America. He was born at Petersburg, Virginia, on 20 October 1863. He served for a time with the United States Army Quartermaster Corps.
He enlisted on October 1, 1917 and was discharged from duty on September 20, 1919. He died on 1 August 1940 at Mercer, West Virginia, and was buried in Section 15 of Arlington National Cemetery, with his brother, James Longstreet, Jr., Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army.
Robert Lee Longstreet of Virginia
Appointed From Virginia, Major, United States Volunteers, 31 May 1898
Honorably discharged, 2 June 1899
LONGSTREET, ROBERT LEE
- MAJ QM CORPS USA
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/1940
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 08/05/1940
- BURIED AT: SECTION FY MY SITE 32 NORTH
- 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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