This Date in History

June 13, 1914: The Post reported that excitement was running high in the camp of the Grand Army of the Republic because of the full military honors accorded a Confederate soldier, Thomas Findley, who was buried the previous Thursday at Arlington National Cemetery with the customary three volleys fired by a firing squad from Fort Myer and the sounding of taps … the customary honors accorded Union men. Some members of the G.A.R. resented the honors accorded the burial and believed the South should have its own cemetery.

Confederate Memorial, Arlington Cemetery

Confederate Memorial, Arlington Cemetery

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