Thanks to Kenneth R. MacNevin for reminding us about Lieutenant Woodruff. The Lieutenant died in the Civil war while serving with the 1st Michigan Volunteer Infantry. He was one of the first Army burials in Arlington National Cemetery, in what was once Mrs. Robert E. Lee's Rose Garden and near the Custis-Lee Mansion.
WOODRUFF, WILLIAM T
- LT 1ST MICH INF
- DATE OF DEATH: 06/28/1864
- BURIED AT: SITE 5219
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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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