Arlington National Cemetery – Arlington, Virginia

Arlington National Cemetery is a United States military cemetery in Arlington County, Virginia located across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C.. Its 639 acres are the burial grounds of American military and political figures, including many killed in the nation’s conflicts beginning with the American Civil War and those reinterred from earlier conflicts. The United States Department of the Army, a component of the United States Department of Defense (DoD), manages the cemetery. Arlington House, The Robert E. Lee Memorial is administered by the National Park Service.

Quartermaster General of the Union Army Montgomery C. Meigs so upset with the death of his son buried him on the front lawn of Robert E. Lee’s home so it could never again be used as a residence.