Veterans of the American Revolution are buried in the Mount Tabor Cemetery

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The United States proclaimed its independent nationhood on this day 242 years ago. The new nation went to war with Britain to make good on its revolutionary proclamation, and at least a couple of veterans of that war are buried in the pioneer cemetery at Mount Tabor Church in Champaign County, Ohio. Also in this churchyard are the graves of Civil War soldiers, as well as veterans of the War of 1812 and both World Wars.


Soldiers of the American Revolution
Soldiers of the American Revolution who found their final resting places in Ohio (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2018)


Abel Armstrong, “Soldier of the Revolution”
Abel Armstrong, “Soldier of the Revolution,” served in Pvt. McGuire’s Co., Grayson’s Second Virginia Regiment, the Virginia Continental Line; he died in 1837, “in his 81. year” (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2018)


Ohio soldiers of the Civil War
Ohio soldiers of the Civil War who now rest on a picturesque ridge overlooking the Ohio farmland (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2018)


Civil War veteran Pvt. Elisha Seaman
Civil War veteran Pvt. Elisha Seaman earned a Medal of Honor at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia; he died in 1919 at age 81 (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2018)


Grave of Civil War soldier Simeon L. Russell
Grave of Civil War soldier Simeon L. Russell, who died in 1878 (Photo by T.S. Bremer, 2018)

No fireworks, no solemn speeches or patriotic parades greet their memory on this holiday. Only miles of corn and beans and sky, and a few birds to sing the former soldiers into eternity. ♨

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