Arlington National Cemetery
The Arlington National Cemetery has an interesting history. The Arlington mansion and properties belonged to General Robert E. Lee prior to the Civil War. The property was taken from him during the course of the war and Union soldiers were buried on it.
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Arlington Mansion Captured By Union Troops
General Robert E. Lee
General Lee At Appomattox
9 Apr 1865 | Appomatox
An Attempt To Retreave The Property
29 Apr 1879 | Washington
According to an article in the Chicago Tribune dated 29 Apr 1879, one of Lee's extended family members was successful in getting a bill introduced into Congress for the recovery of the property even though 20,000 Union soldiers were buried on it.
A Map of the Arlington National Cemetery
Lee Mansion At Arlington Today
Main Gate into Arlington National Cemetery
Tombstones at Arlington
Panoramic View of Grave Markers in the Arlington National Cemetery
Finding Graves in Military Cemeteries
If you are looking for your own family member, friend or other person who is buried in a military cemetery, be sure to visit the Veterans Gravesite Locator web site. In many cases the spouse of a veteran is also buried in the same cemetery.