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The story of Arlington. A history and description of the estate and National Cemetery, containing a complete list of officers of the Army and Navy interred there, with biographical sketches of heroes (14803289023)

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The story of Arlington. A history and description of the estate and National Cemetery, containing a complete list of officers of the Army and Navy interred there, with biographical sketches of heroes (14803289023)

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Title: The story of Arlington. A history and description of the estate and National Cemetery, containing a complete list of officers of the Army and Navy interred there, with biographical sketches of heroes of the Civil and Spanish Wars, and notable memorial addresses and poems
Year: 1899 (1890s)
Authors: Osborne, John Ball, 1868-
Subjects: Arlington (Va.) -- History Arlington National Cemetery (Va.)
Publisher: Washington (Press of J. F. Sheiry)
Contributing Library: New York Public Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN



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lassic structure perched amidluxuriant foliage upon the crest of a distant height, fully two hundredfeet above the river. This is the mansion at Arlington—a namesynonymous with deathless patriotism and graven upon the heartsof more Americans than that of any other spot on the globe. Indeed,not even hallowed Mount Vernon is so rich in historic associations,for Arlington is at once the old home of the adopted son of GeorgeWashington, who, with tender recollections of the personality of thatillustrious man, linked the past with the present century ; the formerhome of the principal actor in the drama of the Lost Cause, andas such endeared to all Southerners; the last resting-place of thousandsof heroic defenders of the Union, and therefore cherished at countlessfiresides in every Northern State; and, finally, the eternal bivouac ofhundreds of gallant martyrs of our recent war for suffering humanity,by whose solemn advent Arlington has been consecrated anew as atruly National Cemetery. 1
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GEORGE WASHINGTON PARKE CUSTIS, Adopted Son of George Washington. This Portrait, Hitherto Unpublished, is from a Photograph of Mr.CusTis AT the Age of 73 Years, Taken at Arlington House in 1854 byCol. B. F. Hawkes of Washington. CHAPTER I. THE CUSTIS FAMILY OF VIEaiNIA. I hear the tread of pioneersOf natioDS yet to be,The first low wash of waves where soon ^ Shall roll a human sea. Whittier. Early Proprietors of Arlington—The Four Johns—An UncharitableEpitaph—Daniel Parke Custis—John Parke Custis—George and NellyCustis, the Children of Mount Vernon. ^ The present estate of Arlington^ Alexandria County, Virginia, originally formed part of a grant of 6,000 acres of land madeOctober 21, 1669, by Sir William Berkeley, Governor of Vir-ginia, to Robert Howsen, as a reward for the latters services inbringing a number of settlers into the colony. Howsen evidentlyestimated the patent of small value, for he soon disposed of theentire tract to John Alexander for six hogsheads of tobacc

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