Showing posts with label Canaan Cemetery. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canaan Cemetery. Show all posts

Thursday, May 10, 2012

What’s wrong with this picture?

This gravestone in Canaan Cemetery caught my eye immediately. Or rather, the military marker beside the gravestone did.

There are no dates on the stone, but I doubt that Marion Harris, buried beneath a Civil War-style gravestone, was a Vietnam vet.



MARION HARRIS
CO. D
57 OHIO INF.

According to American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line via Ancestry.com] compiled by Historical Data Systems, Marion Harris enlisted on September 23, 1861 at the age of 17. He received a disability discharge on April 29, 1862 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.

Certainly not a Vietnam vet.

From Ancestry.com

Canaan Cemetery, Marion County, Ohio
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