I am a active member of post 555 American Legion. I am in the process working with the Veteran Administration with making sure all veterans have a military marker and flag at their grave site. I am covering Sackett cemetery, Clemons cemetery, St. Joseph’s cemetery and St. Mary’s cemetery in the Marblehead/Lakeside area. I would if possible like a list of the union soldiers that were at Johnson’s Island during the civil war.
Thank You Very Much,
Marty Stys U.S.M.C. veteran
Sorry to say we have no list of Union soldiers. Many were from the Ohio 128th
Sorry I know of no Union Soldiers list. Many were from the Ohio 128th
Hello. Five of my ancestors were prisoners on Johnson Island in 1862, and one of them, Samuel Ash, was the first prisoner to die in the camp. Records that I have found indicate that no one knows where he is buried. I plan to visit this summer, and I am hoping to find out more information. I look forward to learning more about this chapter in my ancestors’ histories.
Sad to say records were not a priority then and soon after the war.
Maybe even lost or misplaced.
Many of the Headstones are marked unknown
Many of the graves are marked but also many marked Unknown
My great grandfather Elias Ellis Dismukes was a prisoner at Johnson’s island for 14 months being released at the end of the war. Do you have any records of prisoners?
The home opened in 1888 to care for veterans of the Civil War, and has been in continuous operation since. It is located near Lake Erie, in the heart of Ohio’s family-friendly lakeshore attractions and recreational hub.
I just wish to comment that I have not had any luck visiting the museum at the Ohio Veterans Home despite being there during listed hours of operation. I live further away and can’t keep driving out there in hopes that it might be open sadly. I wanted to visit not only the museum, but also the library which I believe is supposed to be operational now I believe on the second floor. That is the case because I donated a binder on my Civil War 2nd great-grandfather, Wesley Limes, who lived at the Soliders and Sailors Home from 1904 to his death in 1916. I wanted to add more materials to my binder, but because I have not been able to enter the museum, I have not been able to do so. I hope this situation improves one day. Thank you.
Best to call ahead and confirm there hours. Thank you
Please call ahead Ohio Veterans Home
3416 Columbus Ave
Sandusky Ohio 44870
I visited Johnsons Island for the first time this past weekend. Thinking the cemetery would have flags and an event to honor the men who died at the camp, those who were POWs and those who worked at the camp. It was disturbing and angerying to me that what I found was a total disregard for these Veterans on Memorial Day. The cemetery is very well kept but is completely disregarded by the people that live on the Island and apparently the people of Ohio. This was a day to remember both Union and Confederate Soldiers and to have a discussion. As a Veteran I am mortified and embarassed that the VA and National Parks believe they get to choose which veterans to remember and appreciate.
Hi Thank you your note. They do have events for the Veterans a few times a year
And they also place Wreaths on the graves once a year. They also place Flags on
The graves at different times thru out the year. Visitors also place there State
Flags on different headstone’s thru out the year.
Hi not sure when you were there but they do have events and flags and wreaths for the Vets
Sorry you missed it.
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