The headstone for Thomas J. Wilkerson of the 47th Virginia Infantry, Confederate. His headstone application reveals his original burial location as the Congressional Cemetery in Washington, D.C. He was moved to Arlington Cemetery in February 1930, after the application for a government-provided headstone was accepted.
WILKERSON, THOS J
- PVT H 47TH INF CONFED STATE ARMY
- DATE OF DEATH: 10/22/1890
- BURIED AT: SECTION CONFE SITE 67-A
- 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.
Reviewed by: Michael Howard