One of a handfull of American Revolution veterans who are buried in Arlington National Cemetery, he rests in Section 1.
He was Brigadier General of Virginia Regiments in the Revolution against England. At one point he was captured by the British and was a prisoner of war for a time. Following the war, he was a Virginia State Senator.
He died on January 12, 1793 and was originally buried in a home-made coffin on his family's Virginia estate. He was reinterred in Arlington National Cemetery on July 7, 1943.
- BRIG GEN US ARMY REVOL WAR
- BURIED AT: SECTION 1 SITE 314A
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