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McClellan Gate

 
 
McClellan Arch - east face image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
1. McClellan Arch - east face
Inscription.  
[East face, top of the arch:]

McCLELLAN

Here rest 15,585 of the 315,555 citizens who died in defense of our country from 1861 to 1865.

"On fame's eternal camping ground their silent tents are spread,
And glory guards with solemn round, the bivouac of the dead."

[East face, middle south column:]

MEIGS


[West face, top of the arch:]

"Rest on embalmed and sainted dead, dear as the blood ye gave, no impious footsteps here shall tread on the herbage of your grave."

 
Erected 1879 by War Depatment.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Cemeteries series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 38° 52.727′ N, 77° 4.032′ W. Marker is in Arlington, Virginia, in Arlington County. Marker is on McClellan Drive west of Eisenhower Drive. Marker is in Section 12
McClellan Arch - west face. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Richard E. Miller, August 30, 2009
2. McClellan Arch - west face.
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of the National Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Myer VA 22211, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. U.S.S. Houston and H.M.A.S. Perth (within shouting distance of this marker); 505th Parachute Infantry Regimental Combat Team (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Airborne Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Military Order of the World Wars (about 300 feet away); United States Army Military Police Corps (about 300 feet away); U.S. Navy Bombing Squadron VB104 (about 500 feet away); 13th Airborne Division (about 500 feet away); Beirut Barracks Victims Memorial (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arlington.
 
Also see . . .  McClellan Arch. ...The arch was designed by Mr. Lot Flannery and was constructed during the 1870s as a tribute to the Civil War General, George B McClellan, whose war time headquarters were located at Arlington House, It was a tribute to General McClellan rather that a memorial since he did not die until October 29, 1885, and is not buried at Arlington. (Submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.) 
 
Additional keywords. Gen. George B. McClellan; Gen. Montgomery C. Meigs; Lot Flannery, designer:
McClellan Gate image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. Makali Bruton, September 2, 2015
3. McClellan Gate
McClellan Arch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,531 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 15, 2009, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3. submitted on September 8, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Jul. 2, 2022