Thirteenth private buried at Arlington

Sometime in about May, 1864, a private from the Lauderdale Zouaves who had been captured by the Union was buried on a hillside near Washington City.

Private Michael Quinn was an unmarried 35-year-old “ditcher” when he enlisted at Lauderdale Station in March 1861, according to independent historian Jess N. McLean.

Quinn, whom McLean found had been born in Ireland, was laid to rest in what would become Arlington National Cemetery. The Union record of his burial, according to McLean, includes this notation: “Bridget Quinn, Gallow Springs, Ohio, friend.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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