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."

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"Hear the Silent Speak II - An Ohio CW 150 Learning Experience" - at Dayton's Historic Cemetery and Arboretum - Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m.

"Sponsored by Maj. Gen. W.T. Sherman Camp No. 93, Dept. of Ohio"

WHERE

Grand Army of the Republic Section of Dayton's Historic Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum, 118 Woodland Ave.,
Dayton 45409.

WHY

Ohio played a pivotal role during the American Civil War (ACW) with about 320,000 men serving in 230 regiments.

Nearly all were volunteers; only 8,750 were drafted. 
There were more than 5,000 African-American ACW soldiers and sailors from Ohio. 

Over 200 Ohioans reached the rank of general or admiral. 

Examples from all these veterans' categories
are buried in Woodland Cemetery. Their voices are too long silent and their contributions too long forgotten.

HOW

"Hear the Silent Speak" is a free and open to the public living history event to inform people concerning Ohio U.S. military veterans who served 1861-65 and the valiant work done by U.S. Military Forces during the American Civil War.

Some of the veterans that will be highlighted are famous, some are not. 

The event will feature living historians who are members of the Sons of Union Veterans "giving them voice" through well researched representations and related discussions."
 
     Currently, Dayton's Historic Woodland Cemetery  has 52,245 interments listed for it on "Find A Grave."

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