Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington, Virginia, USA


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Latitude: 38.88377, Longitude: -77.06535
Arlington National Cemetery

Notes:
Arlington National Cemetery, in Arlington, Virginia is a military cemetery in the United States, established during the American Civil War on the grounds of Arlington House, formerly the estate of the family of Robert E. Lee's wife Mary Anna (Custis) Lee, a descendant of Martha Washington. The cemetery is situated directly across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C. and near The Pentagon. It is served by the Arlington Cemetery station on the Blue Line of the Washington Metro system.

More than 300,000 people are buried in an area of 624 acres (2.53 km2). Veterans and military casualties from every one of the nation's wars are interred in the cemetery, from the American Revolution through the military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Pre-Civil War dead were reinterred after 1900.

Arlington shares with Mill Springs National Cemetery, the only other open cemetery in the system, the distinction of being the oldest military burial ground in the United States.

The first soldier to be buried in Arlington was Private William Henry Christman of Pennsylvania on May 13, 1864.

Arlington National Cemetery and United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery are administered by the Department of the Army. The other National Cemeteries are administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs or by the National Park Service.

Arlington House (Custis-Lee Mansion) and its grounds are administered by the National Park Service as a memorial to Lee. (information courtesy of Wikipedia)

The Arlington National Cemetery website contains specific information about the history of the cemetery as well as in-depth visitor information.
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.mil/


Headstones

 Thumb Description Status Location Name (Died/Buried)
Brigadier Geneneral Montgomery Meigs & Caroline (Luce) Macomb gravestone
Brigadier Geneneral Montgomery Meigs & Caroline (Luce) Macomb gravestone

Montgomery Meigs Macomb
Brigadier General
United States Army
October 12th, 1852
January 19th, 1924
His Wife
Caroline Luce Macomb
January 25th, 1857
February 10th, 1933

 
Located  Latitude: 38.88377, Longitude: -77.06535  LUCE Caroline L. (d. 10 Feb 1933)
Brigadier General MACOMB Montgomery Meigs (d. 19 Jan 1924)
 
Capt. Smith & Elizabeth Crosby (Noyes) (Thompson) Hempstead gravestone
Capt. Smith & Elizabeth Crosby (Noyes) (Thompson) Hempstead gravestone
 
Located  Sec. 1 Site 959-E.
Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774 
Captain HEMPSTONE Smith, USN (d. 13 Feb 1963)
NOYES Elizabeth Crosby (d. 22 Apr 1981)
 
Colonel John Webster & Eleanor Noyes (Hempstone) Bowman
Colonel John Webster & Eleanor Noyes (Hempstone) Bowman
USMC, Medical Corps 
Located  Section 1, Site 958.
Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774 
Colonel BOWMAN John Webster, USMC (d. 18 Apr 1986)
HEMPSTONE Eleanor Noyes (d. 24 Mar 2006)
 
Commander Ormand Griffith Sexton, III gravestone
Commander Ormand Griffith Sexton, III gravestone
 
Located  Section 7 Site 10059-S.
Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774 
Commander SEXTON Ormand Griffith, III (d. 14 Dec 1953)
 
Commodore Mark Leslie & Caroline (Sutherland) Hersey and son Mark Leslie Hersey III gravestone
Commodore Mark Leslie & Caroline (Sutherland) Hersey and son Mark Leslie Hersey III gravestone
 
Located  Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774  Lieutenant Commander HERSEY Mark Leslie, Jr. (d. 3 Dec 1974)
HERSEY Mark Leslie, III (d. 3 Nov 1922)
SUTHERLAND Caroline (d. 3 Mar 1980)
 
Major John Jarvis & Mary Dora (Thompson) (Sexton) English military plaque
Major John Jarvis & Mary Dora (Thompson) (Sexton) English military plaque
 
Located  Section 1-D Row 13 Site 1
Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774 
Major ENGLISH John Jarvis (d. 1980)
THOMPSON Mary Theodora (d. 30 Jul 2006)
 
MG Mark Leslie & Elizabeth (Noyes) Hersey gravestone
MG Mark Leslie & Elizabeth (Noyes) Hersey gravestone
 
Located  Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774  Major General HERSEY Mark Leslie (d. 22 Jan 1934)
NOYES Elizabeth "Lizzie" S. (d. 5 Apr 1932)
 
Rear Admiral Luther & Ruth (Noyes) (McDowell) Sheldon gravestone
Rear Admiral Luther & Ruth (Noyes) (McDowell) Sheldon gravestone
 
Located  Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774  NOYES Ruth (d. 1983)
Rear Admiral SHELDON Luther, Jr. (d. 22 Jun 1963)
 
Sheldon-Hempstone gravestones
Sheldon-Hempstone gravestones
Luther Sheldon, Rear Admiral, Medical Corps, U.S. Navy
Ruth (Noyes) (McDowell) Sheldon

Smith Hempstone, Captain, Supply Corps, U.S. Navy
Elizabeth Crosby (Noyes) (Thompson) Hempstone - sister of Ruth 
Located  Latitude: 38.8829552, Longitude: -77.0655774  Captain HEMPSTONE Smith, USN (d. 13 Feb 1963)
NOYES Elizabeth Crosby (d. 22 Apr 1981)
NOYES Ruth (d. 1983)
Rear Admiral SHELDON Luther, Jr. (d. 22 Jun 1963)