Private William Christman of Pennsylvania becomes the first soldier laid to rest in Arlington Cemetery

Twenty-one year old Private William Christman of the 67th Pennsylvania Infantry became the first of the many thousands of American service members and veterans buried at the former grounds of the Lee-Custis plantation grounds. now know as the Arlington National Cemetery.  Christman, a Pennsylvania farmer, had been enlisted only a few weeks when he contracted measles and died at a Washington military hospital. (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation
Robert M. Poole, On Hallowed Ground: The Story of Arlington National Cemetery (New York: Walker & Company Publishing, 2009), 54-56.
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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