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The Unknowns of the Civil War

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.

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Unknown Soldier of the Civil War

Unknown Soldier of the Civil War
Photos courtesy of Ron Williams

Page Updated: 24 December 2000