Alexandria National Cemetery Contrabands and Freedmens Cemetery

“Oh, give us a flag, All free without a slave”

On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln held a New Year’s Day Reception at the White House. He shook so many hands of the dignitaries, officials, and members of the […]

The Presbyterian Cemetery

Samuel Richard Johnston, Lee’s Reconnaissance Officer at Gettysburg

Buried in Alexandria, Virginia’s Presbyterian Cemetery, is Samuel Richard Johnston (March 16, 1833 – December 24, 1899), who some blame for Lee’s defeat at Gettysburg. Born at West Grove Johnston […]

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