Oceola, Ohio: Grave of Warhorse Frank

His tombstone was paid for by fellow Civil War vets. Engraved boulder is weathered to the point of illegibility.
4064 Marion-Melmore Rd, Oceola, OH
Note: private residence, on farm of Bill Stanley, stop and ask for permission and directions - hard to find way back on the farm.
Ask permission at farm.
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Grave of Warhorse Frank.

Grave of Warhorse Frank

Civil War Horse Frank, of the 12th Ohio Cavalry, died Sept 11, 1886 at age 28. His obituary made the Bucyrus Journal. Frank died about the time of a Veterans reunion in Bucyrus. The men of the Keller and Leith Posts of the G.A.R. took old Frank out to the farm of Capt Harter and buried him there. They took up a collection and placed a large granite monument on his grave.

At Veterans reunions, when the bugle sounded calls, Frank would trot up to the flag, still ready for battle...Frank is also said to have accompanied his rider, Abe Conger, into a local tavern in Nevada, Ohio.

[Brent Nimmo, 02/14/2007]

A candidate for interment in the Pet Vets OR the Faithful Steeds section of the Roadside Pet Cemetery. August 2017: Photo added.

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