Photography by Ira Gardner | McClellan's Gate

McClellan's Gate, Arlington National Cemetery 2014

 

This is one of gates that enclosed the original cemetery that was established in 1864.  This gate was erected in 1879 and honors General McClellan.  As the cemetery expanded to accommodate veterans from more conflicts this area has become the central heart of this hollowed ground.

 

 

""On fame's eternal camping ground
their silent tents are spread,

And glory guards with solemn round,
the bivouac of the dead."