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 Robert Welch

Robert Welch

Maine, USA
Death 29 Aug 1863 (aged 39–40)
Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section: 10. Lot: 60. Grave: 14.
Memorial ID 92760007 · View Source
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Robert was a Union Civil War soldier who had enlisted in Co. F, 28th Maine Infantry Regiment, October 14, 1862, died at the 300-bed U.S. General Hospital at Cleveland, Ohio(U.S.G.H.C.), of jaundice, August 29, 1863, as stated in the U.S.G.H.C. death register in the National Archives. He was originally buried with the other hospital soldiers in Section F, West Side Cemetery, renamed Monroe Cemetery sometime after the Civil War. The soldiers were moved from West Side Cemetery to a lot purchased by the U. S. Government in 1868, in Woodland Cemetery, on the east side of Cleveland, designated as Section 10, Lots 59 and 60. Eighty-eight soldiers died at the U.S.G.H.C. Some were claimed by family members for burial closer to their homes, thus not all of the U.S.G.H.C. dead were buried at Woodland Cemetery.

For more information on the U.S.G.H.C. see the entry, "United States General Hospital at Cleveland," in The Encyclopedia of Cleveland History, also available on line.

For Robert's memorial gravestone in Maine, see Find A Grave Memorial #102214578. The inscription reads:

Died at Cleveland, Ohi.
AE 40 yrs.
He was a member of Co. F. 28th Reg.
Me Volls.
Son os B. & May D. Welch

Gravesite Details Lot 60 is owned by the U.S. Government.
  • Created by: William Stark
  • Added: 29 Jun 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 92760007
  • William Stark
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Welch (1823–29 Aug 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 92760007, citing Woodland Cemetery, Cleveland, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by William Stark (contributor 46521610) .