Monday, July 4, 2016

Hamilton County Genealogical Society Adds 11,400 Civil War Veterans to Website

Monument at Spring Grove
As we celebrate our independence this July 4th, the Hamilton County Genealogical Society thanks all veterans for their service to our country and helping to preserve the freedom that we celebrate and enjoy all year long. This holiday weekend marks the completion of our Make A Difference (MAD) project that was begun over two and a half years ago. It was undertaken to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and the sacrifices that our veterans made during this four year struggle. 

The main goal of the project was to document the more than 11,400 Civil War veterans who are buried in Hamilton County, Ohio, create memorials for them on Find-A-Grave (if they were not already documented), and to then explore the various cemeteries within Hamilton County and photograph the grave stones of these soldiers if they still had a marker. This huge effort was completed in June 2016 by several dedicated volunteers. The names of these Civil War veterans have been compiled in a spreadsheet along with their birth and death dates, the name of the cemetery and place of burial, and the name of the company and regiment that they served in.

This PDF file is sorted in alphabetical order by veteran name. To view this information please visit the Cemeteries page under Local Records on our website at:

 Also be sure to check on Find-A-Grave for additional information and a possible picture of the veteran’s grave. You also have the ability to include additional information about the veteran and family if known to share with others on the Find-A-Grave website.

Submitted by Jeff Herbert

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