Exploring Almost Forgotten Gravesites in the Great State of Ohio

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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Monday, February 20, 2012

The quest to mark the gravesites of 25 Civil War Veterans buried at Green Lawn Cemetery in Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio

First, extending my thanks to Amy Johnson Crow, who is the "Graveyard Rabbit of Central Ohio" for posting the link on her "Facebook" Page to a wonderful "Columbus Dispatch" story published today which can also be read online (click on title to read.)

It is published by Ken Gorden and entitled:

"Grave undertaking"

"History sleuths seek to identify, mark Civil War burial sites"

The article not only details the efforts being made by AmeriCorps worker, Amanda Nelson, who is working with the Ohio Historical Society to obtain gravestones to honor the unmarked gravesites of Civil War veterans buried at Green Lawn Cemetery, but it also lists their names, regiments and company identifications.

This is a well-written in-depth article that is heartwarming to read on Presidents' Day 2012!

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