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This is the grave of George McClellan. Born in 1826 in Philadelphia, McClellan was a brilliant young child from a leading family. He started at the University of Pennsylvania in 1840 to study the law, but didn’t like it (he was just a kid after all!) and managed to transfer to West Point in 1842, […]
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This is the grave of the traitor James Seddon. Born in 1815 in Falmouth, Virginia, Seddon was a pretty sickly child, so he was largely home-schooled. This wasn’t so uncommon among the southern elite anyway, which was largely rural and thus frequently hired tutors to live on-site. In 1836, he started law school at the […]
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This is the grave of the vile traitor Albert Sidney Johnston. Born in 1803 in Washington, Kentucky, he was educated first at Transylvania University in Lexington and then at the U.S. Military Academy in West Point. He was at both places the same time as future traitor-in-chief Jefferson Davis and they got to know each […]
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This is the grave of Joseph Johnston. Born in 1807 in a plantation house near Farmville, Virginia to Virginia elite, Johnston attended West Point where he did well and graduated in 1829. He stayed in the military only until 1837, but then he worked for the military as a civilian engineer and was nearly killed […]
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