In 1905, workers completing some construction projects at the present site of the Washington Navy Yard discovered the remains of fourteen (14) soldiers of the War of 1812. These unknown soldiers were interred in Arlington National Cemetery later that same year.
In April 1976, the memorial which appears below was dedicated by the National Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812.
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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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