Medal of Honor Recipients
Second Lieutenant Henry W. Downs, (Civil War) Company I, 8th Vermont Infantry. Winchester, Va., Sept. 19, 1864 (Section Q, Row 7, Grave 24).
Corporal Oscar Wadsworth Field, (War with Spain) U.S. Marine Corps. Aboard the USS Nashville, Cienfugos, Cuba on May 11, 1898 (Section O-Q, Row A, Grave 9).
Sergeant George Geiger, (Indian Campaigns) Company H. 7th U.S. Cavalry. Little Big Horn River, Mont., on June 25, 1876 (Section N, Row 20, Grave 47).
Seaman John H. James, (Civil War) U.S. Navy.On board the USS Richmond at Mobile Bay, Ala., on Aug. 5, 1864 (Section 1, Row 19, Grave 58).
Private Charles A. Taggart, (Civil War) Company B, 37th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. At Sayler's Creek, Va., on April 6, 1865 (Section R, Row 9, Grave 14).
Emma Lloyd was born in 1828 and married Joseph Miller by the early 1850s. They lived in Pennsylvania and Illinois before settling in Ohio with their three young children. When the Civil War began, Miller enlisted in the Army and served in Regiment 93, Company B of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. He died ca. 1862. Emma Miller became active in Ohio's chapters of the United States Sanitary Commission, the relief agency established for the sick and wounded. She cared for disabled soldiers at Camp Chase, and oversaw the Ohio Soldiers Home in 1865. Two years later, Miller became the first matron of the hospital at the Central Branch of the National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers. In 1895 she was appointed Superintendent of the Central Branch Depot. She died January 18, 1914, and was buried with full military honors (CIV, Row 3, Grave 2).
Governors of the National Home
Marsena Rudoph Patrick, Civilian Section, Row 3, Grave 1, Major General, U.S. Army, served during the Florida War, Mexican War, and Civil War. Fourth Governor of the National Home, Central Branch, from Sept. 23, 1880 to July 27, 1888.
Jerome Beers Thomas, Civilian Section, Row 2, Grave 2, Colonel, U.S. Army, served during the Civil War. Fifth Governor of the National Home, Central Branch, from Nov. 17, 1888 to March 5, 1907.
Irwin M. Anderson, Section 2, Row 2, Grave 15, Private, U.S. Army, served during the Civil War. Father of author Sherwood Anderson.
Joshua Dunbar, Section E, Row 14, Grave 8, Private, U.S. Army, served during the Civil War. Father of Paul Lawrence Dunbar, world-renowned poet, author, orator.
James Hobbs, Section B, Row 13, Grave 8. He is also known as Comanche Jim. Captain and Scout, Texas Ranger Regiment, Mexican War; and Co. E, 1st Mo., Mounted Volunteers, Civil War. Hobbs was the Great-grandson of renowned Indian Chief, Tecumseh. He spent 15 years with the Comanches and 7 years wandering over the West and South with Kit Carson. Hobbs' Pass, Hobbs' Peak, Hobbs' Lake, and Hobbs' Trail in Arizona are named for him. For a complete obituary on James Hobbs see the Dayton Journal dated Nov. 20, 1880.
Rue Pugh Hutchins, Section 2, Row 15, Grave 5, Lt. Col., U.S. Army, served during the Civil War. Commander of the 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Monument to Lt. Col., Hutchins and 94th Ohio Volunteer Infantry is in Chickamauga National Military Park, Rossville, Ga. Organized the 105th U.S. Colored Troops.
Edmund Burke Magner, Section 10, Row 12, Grave 48, Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, R.F. He served during World War I. Mr. Magner played baseball as an infielder with the New York Yankees in 1911. He played 13 games as shortstop and second baseman and batted .212. His nickname was "Stubby." (The Baseball Encyclopedia)
Louis Margolis, Section 15, Row 17, Grave 15, Private, U.S. Army. He served during both World Wars. Mr. Margolis was a boxer who fought under the name of "Kayo Mars."