Civil War Generals Buried at Spring Grove Cemetery & Arboretum

As the Civil war raged on the southern and northern fronts, Cincinnatians felt that Spring Grove would make the perfect final resting place for its Ohioan casualties. The US Sanitary Commission met with Spring Grove's Trustees to request a donation of a 100-foot diameter circular lot with a 300 grave capacity. Spring Grove obliged and it filled quickly. Two more areas were then purchased. Today, there are three burial sites consisting of concentric rows of 333 burials (totaling 999) marked by small marble squares set into the turf. Both Confederate and Union soldiers - from 9 different states - are buried here, plus 28 unknown soldiers. An officer's body lies at the center of each mound as if commanding the army of the dead. There are 41 Civil War Generals interred throughout Spring Grove.

Click here for a full list of Civil War Generals buried at Spring Grove Cemetery

Obituaries

Daniel Massie, 55
Born: Thursday, July 08, 1965
Died: Thursday, August 06, 2020

Thomas Morsch, 72
Born: Tuesday, March 09, 1948
Died: Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Penny Tennermann, 66
Born: Wednesday, January 27, 1954
Died: Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Eleanor Parsons, 88
Born: Tuesday, September 22, 1931
Died: Sunday, August 02, 2020

Walfred "Wally" Mattson, 93
Born: Wednesday, June 01, 1927
Died: Friday, July 31, 2020

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