Now known as the Ohio Veterans Home, the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home welcomed its first seventeen Civil War Veterans on November 19, 1888. An article at Ohio History Central states that by 2005 more than fifty thousand veterans had been residents of the Home. Virtually everyone in Erie County, Ohio has known either a resident, employee, or volunteer at this outstanding facility.
During the weekend of June 15-17, 2012, a Civil War Encampment took place on the grounds of the Ohio Veterans Home. Re-enactors from both the South and North took part in this event. Pictured below are re-enactors representing the First Ohio Artillery.
These two gentlemen portrayed soldiers from Taylor's Battery, Co. C, from Virginia.
Our grandsons were a bit intimidated when an Officer from the 128th Ohio Infantry asked them to enlist!
Even President Lincoln made an appearance.
The Heritage Minstrels played "Dixie" so very well!
The ladies of the Thomas Neill Women's Relief Corps have been active in events which honor Veterans for decades. Thank you ladies for your many years of service to Erie County Ohio's Veterans!