Born in 1726, he was a veteran of the American Revolution. He died in Washington, D.C. on March 10, 1813 and was buried in the Old Presbyterian Cemetery in that city.
On May 12, 1892, he was removed to Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery. He is the oldest person buried in Arlington in terms of date of birth.
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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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