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

Eric Nielsen, 99
Born: Wednesday, June 23, 1920
Died: Friday, May 22, 2020

Helen Mahsling, 95
Born: Wednesday, September 24, 1924
Died: Thursday, May 21, 2020

Delores Fischer, 72
Born: Saturday, March 06, 1948
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Joyce Adell Koehler, 91
Born: Monday, December 10, 1928
Died: Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Vergie Lee Leytze, 92
Born: Monday, October 03, 1927
Died: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Upcoming Events

May 26Navigating Grief Amidst COVID19
May 31Canceled - Light Keepers 5K
May 31Canceled - May Public Tram Tour
May 31Canceled - Public Tram Tour May
Jun 02Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 03Canceled - June Public Tram Tour
Jun 04 - Jun 04Canceled - Summer Plant Identification
Jun 07Canceled - Weekend Walkabout / June
Jun 09Canceled - Tuesday Summer Family Nights
Jun 10 - Jun 10Canceled - Concert - The Trouble With Tina Band