William Beatty Rochester, Jr. of Washington, D.C.
Appointed from Washington, Cadet, United States Milirary Academy, 16 June 1887 to 1 November 1888
Major, Additional Paymaster, United States Volunteers, 17 May 1898
Honorably discharged from the volunteer service, 12 June 1901
Captain, Paymaster, United States Army, 6 February 1901
Major, Paymaster, United States Army, 23 July 1902
Colonel Rochester (1866-1932) was the son of William Beatty Rochester, Brigadier General, United States Army. He is buried near his parents in Section 1 of 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.
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