The Manassas Battlefield Trust is pleased to host retired US Army historian Dr. Kim Holien for
“Secrets of Arlington National Cemetery” at the beautiful Winery at Bull Run.
How much do you know about Arlington National Cemetery? Join retired Army Historian Dr. Kim Holien to discover the truth behind commonly held myths about the best-known national cemetery in the country. Dr. Holien will shed light on the following stories, and more:
- Arlington National Cemetery and the Custis-Lee Mansion are both erroneously thought of as being owned by Robert E. Lee. Due to a double scandal in the Lee Family this is not true.
- The original burial of a Civil War Soldier was some five months before the death of Captain John Meigs, son of General Montgomery Meigs, thereby negating that ‘urban legend’ as to the original of ArlingtonNational Cemetery. Dr. Holien will go into detail to bring out the truth of the origin of ANC.
- Recently there were burials of two unknown Union Soldiers from Manassas that took place in the expanded section of ANC. This section was part of a 12,000 years old Native American Ice Age Camp.
About the Speaker
Kim Holien is a retired US Army Historian with 34 years experience; 18 of which were at Fort Myer, next door to Arlington National Cemetery. He has given many tours at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) to include ones for Hollywood stars Connie Stevens, Stephanie Powers, Ben Verien, and Tony LoBianco. He created the template for the new ANC History Office.
Kim also narrated the 125th, 140th and first day of the 150th anniversary reenactments of 1st Manassas. He was the civilian historian for Staff Rides for the Secretary of the Army & Chief of Staff of the Army to Gettysburg, Cedar Creek, New Market, Chancellorsville and 2nd Manassas. He received 200 awards for excellence including personal commendations from President Ronald Reagan and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Dempsey.
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