Schomburg presentation well received


The ladies of the Scioto Valley Volunteers (SVV) Chapter, United States Daughters (USD) of the War of 1812 Society, were recipients of an informative presentation by Marilyn Morrow Schomburg at their February 27th meeting. Schomburg (an SVV Chapter Officer and Charter member) shared historical details of the establishment of the United States’ prestigious Arlington National Cemetery. Her account included the acquisition of the land (now the site of the Cemetery) in 1802 by the grandson of Martha Washington; the government gaining possession by an 1864 tax sale for $26,800; a lawsuit in 1874 claiming that Arlington had “been confiscated without due process” that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision to return the estate to the family. And, ultimately, the sell-back of Arlington by the Custis/Lee family to the government on March 3, 1883 for $150,000! The purpose of the USD 1812 Society is to promote patriotism and to increase knowledge of the history of the American people by preservation of documents/relics, marking of historic spots and to honor the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval lives of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812. The next meeting of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Women age 18 and over who are interested in membership information about the Ohio Society, USD 1812, may visit the website at www.ohiodaughters1812.org/ohio1812, or email SVV Chapter Registrar, Joan Phillips, at mphillips19@roadrunner.com.

The ladies of the Scioto Valley Volunteers (SVV) Chapter, United States Daughters (USD) of the War of 1812 Society, were recipients of an informative presentation by Marilyn Morrow Schomburg at their February 27th meeting. Schomburg (an SVV Chapter Officer and Charter member) shared historical details of the establishment of the United States’ prestigious Arlington National Cemetery. Her account included the acquisition of the land (now the site of the Cemetery) in 1802 by the grandson of Martha Washington; the government gaining possession by an 1864 tax sale for $26,800; a lawsuit in 1874 claiming that Arlington had “been confiscated without due process” that led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision to return the estate to the family. And, ultimately, the sell-back of Arlington by the Custis/Lee family to the government on March 3, 1883 for $150,000! The purpose of the USD 1812 Society is to promote patriotism and to increase knowledge of the history of the American people by preservation of documents/relics, marking of historic spots and to honor the heroic deeds of the civil, military and naval lives of those who molded this government between the close of the American Revolution and the close of the War of 1812. The next meeting of the Scioto Valley Volunteers Chapter will be held on Saturday, April 23rd. Women age 18 and over who are interested in membership information about the Ohio Society, USD 1812, may visit the website at www.ohiodaughters1812.org/ohio1812, or email SVV Chapter Registrar, Joan Phillips, at mphillips19@roadrunner.com.

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