Remarkable Ohio


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12-25 In Memory of Ovid Wellford Smith

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.
Side B: Same
Sponsors: The Ohio Gun Collectors Association, Doug Byrum, and The Ohio Historical Society
Address: 1000 Greenlawn Avenue, Green Lawn Cemetery, 
Location: Section C, just S of the building
Latitude: 39.9424540
Longitude: -83.0331140