Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery

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The Ohio Veterans Home Cemetery is located in Perkins Township, Sandusky, Ohio in Erie County. It is also known as The Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Cemetery, and Soldiers' Home Cemetery.  It has been located on the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home since 1888, supporting the Ohio Veterans Home with the motto: Serving those who served.

Currently, there are over 4,000 veterans buried at the cemetery. Two famous internments are listed in the records, both recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor. William Louis Carr served as a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, receiving the China Relief Expedition Congressional Medal of Honor.  His citation reads, "In action at Peking, China, 21 July to 17 August 1900.  Throughout this action and in the presence of the enemy, Carr distinguished himself by his conduct."  James Jardine served as a First Lieutenant in the Union Army.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Sergeant in Company F, 53th Ohio Infantry for action on May 22, 1863 at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  His citation reads, "Gallantry in the charge of the 'volunteer storming party.'"

Veterans residing in the Ohio Veterans Home can request burial in the cemetery. Approximately 24 veterans are buried at the site each year. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provides the markers for the cemetery.

 

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