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

Marie Elizabeth Hall, 23
Born: Monday, November 29, 1993
Died: Friday, March 24, 2017

Shannon B. Shark, 68
Born: Wednesday, September 08, 1948
Died: Friday, March 24, 2017

Annie Lee Smiley, 91
Born: Thursday, April 09, 1925
Died: Friday, March 24, 2017

Jocelyne Cadigan, 82
Born: Thursday, May 03, 1934
Died: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Johnny Gallegos, 33
Born: Thursday, January 26, 1984
Died: Thursday, March 23, 2017

Upcoming Events

Mar 28Grief to Peace / Tri County
Apr 02Matt's 5K Pursuit
Apr 03Findlay Market Opening Day Parade
Apr 04Spring Grove Grounds Job Fair
Apr 09Caracole 5K
Apr 16Easter Sunrise Service / Spring Grove
Apr 16Easter Sunrise Service / Oak Hill
Apr 18Grief to Peace / Spring Grove
Apr 20 - Apr 20Twilight Tour / April
Apr 23History In Bloom