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Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Civil War Unknowns Monument

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. Civil War Unknowns Monument
Inscription.

Beneath this stone repose the bones of two thousand, one hundred and eleven unknown soldiers gathered after the war from the fields of Bull Run and the route to the Rappahannock. Their remains could not be identified, but their names and deaths are recorded in the archives of their country. And its grateful citizens honor them as of their noble army of martyrs. May they rest in peace. September A.D. 1866.

 
Erected 1866 by Department of War.
 
Location. 38° 52.825′ N, 77° 4.389′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Sherman Drive north of Sheridan Drive. Click for map. The monument is in Section 26 of the National Cemetery, east of Sherman Drive, west of the rose garden and southwest of the Arlington House National Memorial. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Volunteer Group, China Air Task Force and the 14th Air Force (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kingdom of My Childhood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Flower Garden (within shouting distance of this
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By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. Civil War Unknowns Monument
marker but has been reported missing); Garden to Graves (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arlington Woodlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Guardian of a Nation's Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington House, 1864 (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Pierre Charles L'Enfant (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
 
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By Mike Stroud, July 16, 2011
3. Civil War Unknowns Monument
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,425 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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