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Title, side A
In Memory of Ovid Wellford Smith
Text, side A
who is buried here. At 16, he enlisted as James Smith in the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and volunteered for the famous Andrews Raid to destroy Confederate supply lines. The raiders captured "The General" locomotive at Big Shanty, Georgia, on April 12, 1862. Although Smith did not actually participate, he was equally recognized and received the Medal of Honor, July 6, 1864.
Address
1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Green Lawn Cemetery
Columbus, OH 43223
Location
Section C, just S of the building
Coordinates
Latitude: 39.942454, Longitude: -83.033114.
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