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The Unknowns of the War of 1812


In 1905, workers completing some construction projects at the present site of the Washington Navy Yard discovered the remains of fourteen (14) soldiers of the War of 1812. These unknown soldiers were interred in Arlington National Cemetery later that same year.

In April 1976, the memorial which appears below was dedicated by the National Society of the United States Daughters of the War of 1812.

Unknowns of the War of 1812 PHOTO June 2003
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003

Unknown Soldier of the War of 1812
Photo courtesy of Ron Williams
 







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