Infographic Template Galleries

Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 OFFICERS Men of Lower Rank and Status ~ At the time of the Civil War, slept in the house, despite their men sleeping on the ground outside. ~ Put in the swampy sepulcher "The Lower Cemetery,"out of the sight of officers stationed at Arlington House. ~ At the time of the Civil War, had to sleep on the ground. ~ Lt. General Walton H. "Johnnie" Walker was killed in a Jeep crash in Korea; his body was recovered, transported, and showered with salutes and military honors in its journey home and burial procession. ~ Originally laid to rest practically surrounding Mrs. Lee's garden. ~ Treated as subpar soldiers in both life and death ~ Due to the perilous conditions of the KoreanWar, several bodies were unable to be recovered. Discrimination and Inequality at the Arlington Cemetery Freedmen and African-American Soldiers White Soldiers ~ Arranged according to rank, usually alongside comrades. ~ Confederates buried in Lower Cemetery alongside Union soldiers, but graves not given proper care. ~ Segregated from white comrades. ~ Slaves were among the first to be buried in the lower cemetery. Exception to the Rule: General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing, WWI hero ~ Asked for private-level tombstone among enlisted WWI vets, not caring about scenery. The once-common hill of enlisted privates is now known as Pershings Hill and is traditionally one of the most honorable burial sites in the cemetery. Resolution: ~ Harry Truman issued Executive Order 9981, requiring equal treatment in burial procedures regardless of race, color, religion, or national origin.
Create Your Free Infographic!