Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Garden to Graves
Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial
Lee and Meigs had much in common: both graduated from West Point; Meigs worked under Lee in 1834 in St. Louis. Meigs had even visited Arlington House on several occasions; he could not forgive Lee for joining the Confederacy.
On June 15, 1864, General Meigs ordered that 200 acres surrounding the mansion be set aside as a cemetery. He personally supervised the burial and placing of headstones of 22 soldiers in Mrs. Lee's flower garden.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 38° 52.848′ N, 77° 4.36′ W. Marker is in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker can be reached from Sherman Drive 0.2 miles south of Lincoln Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is on the edge of the garden south of Arlington House in Arlington Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 321 Sherman Drive, Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Arlington House, 1864 (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); The Flower Garden (a few steps from this marker but has been reported missing); The Kingdom of My Childhood (a few steps from this marker); Guardian of a Nation's Heritage (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierre Charles L'Enfant (within shouting distance of this marker); Arlington Estate, 1860 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arlington Woodlands (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Unknowns Monument (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Arlington National Cemetery.
Also see . . . Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial. National Park Service (Submitted on December 11, 2013.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
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