Remarkable Ohio

Serpent Mound Marker
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12-25 In Memory of Ovid Wellford Smith

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Side A: In Memory of Ovid Wellford Smith. 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. Same