|About the Book|
Arlington National Cemetery is probably the most famous and most frequently visited cemetery in the United States. There are seventy-nine substantive Union Civil War generals and two Confederate generals buried at Arlington, and, until now, no booksMoreArlington National Cemetery is probably the most famous and most frequently visited cemetery in the United States. There are seventy-nine substantive Union Civil War generals and two Confederate generals buried at Arlington, and, until now, no books have been published concerning those eighty-one generals and their burial sites. Phil Sheridan, Daniel Sickles, John Schofield, George Crook, and William Rosecrans are among the famous generals featured. Biographical sketches, complete with photographic portraits, are provided for each general, and each sketch contains sufficient information to give the reader a better understanding of these generals and their war records. One or more photos are provided for each grave site. There are also two appendixes. The first appendix lists the generals by cemetery section numbers, so that anyone visiting the cemetery can easily determine which generals are buried in the various cemetery sections. The second appendix lists the 105 brevet Union generals buried at Arlington by cemetery section numbers, so that readers interested in finding the grave sites of these additional Civil War officers will know which sections to explore. This book is both a history book concerning these generals and a travel guide that helps the reader locate each grave site. The author is a life-long Civil War enthusiast who has worked as a licensed guide at the Gettysburg National Military Park. He has had two books and nine articles published. He currently publishes Grave Matters (www.gravematters.net) a newsletter about Civil War grave sites.