Tombstone Tuesday: Frank English, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery

26 01 2010

Frank English was born in Alexandria, Virginia on 10 April 1847. His death certificate lists his mother as Mary Nevins and father as “don’t know.” Frank was mustered into Company B, 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery on 15 May 1863 and mustered out 25 July 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee. He was living at 262 S. Monroe in Columbus when he died 2 August 1918. He is buried in section 74 of Greenlawn Cemetery.

He received a pension for his Civil War service (application 851128, certificate 612950), and his widow also received a pension (application 1125119, certificate 866832). He is a part of my 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery project on; his specific page can be found here. If you have any additional information about Frank or any other member of the 1st OHA, please feel free to add it to the site.

Tombstone of Frank English, Section 74, Greenlawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio. Photo taken 29 Nov 2009 by Amy Crow. Copyright 2009, Amy Crow; all rights reserved.

I plan to add more tombstones of Civil War veterans as we move closer to the Sesquicentennial next year.




3 responses

27 01 2010
Cindy Scherwinski

Good Morning Amy,

I enjoyed your post on Frank English.

David L. Anderson married into my SHANKLE family line (ii Sarah Shankle); he was born April 1839 in Ohio and served as a Capt. in Co B 50 OH Infantry. He spent a number of years in Jenny (now Merrill), Lincoln Co, WI and is buried in the Merrill Cemetery. I recently found his obituary and discovered why I had been unable to locate his death certificate in WI or OH … he died 21 May 1901 at “the Soldiers Home of Montana at Columbia Falls.” No wonder we go gray!

Always enjoy your posts ..


31 05 2011
Pam Darsow

I can across your post while search the 1St Ohio heavy Artillary. My great great grandfather was in company B . Alvin D . Kidney . Thanks for posting it .

31 05 2011

Hi, Pam!

I have a little bit about Alvin Kidney on WeRelate. Please feel free to add to his page!

Great to hear from another 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery descendant!


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