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"Frank" (Veteran of Company A, 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry)
Here is Frank, noted horse of the 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry (OVC), Company A. When Frank died in 1886 at age 28, Wesley Grubb(1), Senior Vice Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Leith Post #127 of Nevada, Ohio, wrote his obituary. It appeared on the front page of the September 17, 1886 Bucyrus Journal. The old soldiers took Frank's remains to the farm of Captain John H. Harter(2) and buried him there (Mr. Bill Stanley of Oceola, Ohio now owns Captain Harter's farm). A collection was taken up and a monument placed, complete with GAR flagholder. The concretion has now fallen off the top of the Leith monument, and the monument now leans backward.
Frank's soldier, Abraham Conger(3), is buried in Walnut Grove Cemetery near Worthington, Ohio. Captain Harter is buried in Oceola Cemetery 1, behind the service station. Wesley Grubb is buried in Nevada Cemetery. Abraham Conger's family still has his sword and picture of Frank, but no pictures of Abraham Conger.
Photograph and information courtesy of and Caire McCullogh, descendant of Private Isaac Bracy(4), and Brent D. Nimmo.
1. Abraham Conger (Enlisted at age 27 on 9/8/1863 as a Private in Company A, 12th OVC; promoted on 10/17/63 to Saddler; and mustered out on 11/14/65 in Nashville Tennessee).
2. Captain John H. Harter (Enlisted and mustered into Company D, 150th PA Infantry 8/29/1862 as a Sergeant; promoted 1st Lieut. 5/3/1864; promoted Capt. 6/26/1864; wounded 5/10/1864 Spotsylvania Court House, VA; wounded 6/18/1864 Petersburg, VA; wounded 8/10/1864 Petersburg, VA; and discharged for disability on 10/15/1864).
3. Wesley Grubb (Enlisted at age 18 on 10/23/1863 as a Private in Company A, 12th OVC; promoted on 11/1/64 to Corporal; and mustered out on 11/14/65 in Nashville Tennessee).
4. Isaac Bracy (Enlisted at age 18 on 9/7/1863 and was mustered in on 12/4/63 as a Private in Company G, 12th OVC and mustered out on 7/3/65 in Lexington, Kentucky).
(Veteran of Company A, 12th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry)