Archive for June 15th, 2023


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(FOX NEWS) – On this day in history, June 15, 1864, Arlington
National Cemetery, our nation’s honorable military burial
ground, was officially established.

The national cemetery began with the seizure of Gen. Robert
E. Lee’s hilltop home (shown below) after he defected to the
Confederacy during the Civil War.

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Robert E. Lee on PBS’s ‘American Experience’ - Review - The New York Times
Robert Edward Lee
(January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870)

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Mountain View Mirror : Who was Robert E Lee?

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Henry Ossian Flipper, the first African American cadet to graduate from the United States ...
Henry Ossian Flipper (March 21, 1856 – April 26, 1940)

Henry Ossian Flipper, born into slavery in Thomasville,
Georgia, in 1856, became the first African American cadet
to graduate from the United States Military Academy at
West Point, New York on June 15, 1877 as a second
in the United States Army.

Flipper was also an author who wrote about scientific
topics and his life experiences.

The United States Military Academy—the first military
school in America—was founded by Congress in 1802
for the purpose of educating and training young men in
the theory and practice of military science. Established
at West Point, New York, the U.S. Military Academy is
often simply known as West Point.

The Long Gray Line, West Point | United states military academy, United states military ...

10th Cavalry Regimental Crossed Sabers –
10th Regiment United States Cavalry insignia.

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