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


Fannie Lee Roebuck, 90
Born: Monday, February 22, 1926
Died: Sunday, October 23, 2016

Albert W. Gerdsen, 71
Born: Thursday, April 12, 1945
Died: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Albert Gerdson, 71
Born: Thursday, April 12, 1945
Died: Saturday, October 22, 2016

Mary Nordlund, 76
Born: Wednesday, July 24, 1940
Died: Friday, October 21, 2016

Thomas Gene Campbell, 70
Born: Thursday, February 07, 1946
Died: Thursday, October 20, 2016

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