William Russell – Brigadier General, United States Army

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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.


RUSSELL, WILLIAM

  • BRIG GEN US ARMY REVOL WAR
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 314A
    ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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