Arlington Cemetery celebrates 150, honoring 1st Soldier buried
Photo Credit: David Vergun
Exactly 150 years ago, on May 13, 1864, Pvt. William Henry Christman became the first Soldier to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Va. A stone from outside Christman's home, which still stands today, was placed on top of his marker by Rick Bodenschatz, a representative from the Tobyhanna Township (Pa.) Historical Association. The wreath above Christman's tombstone was placed there by an Arlington National Cemetery employee. The wreath to the left was placed there by family members James Christman, great-grand nephew; Lauren Christman, great-great grand niece; and Barbara Christman Page, great-grand niece.
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