The monument which appears below was dedicated in 1866 and contains the remains of 2,111 unknown soldiers whose remains were gathered from the battlefields of Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock. These then became the first “Unknown Soldiers” buried in 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