Old uncared for cemetery in Dayton ab...

Old uncared for cemetery in Dayton above the old F&N

Posted in the Dayton Forum


Cincinnati, OH

#1 Apr 7, 2011
Me and my bro took a tour
Looking for the history de 'jour.
We heard about a killin''bout soldiers long ago.
We wondered, where in the ground did they go?
Could it be that old cemetery out on 8 on a hill;
Resting their bones after all these years still?
So Tom and I put on our hiking boots
And went lookin' for the graves of those recruits.
Supposedly they were comin' back from the battle of New Orleans;
decided to stop in Dayton on the river shore for some baon and beans.
While camping, some Indians they spied
They took up the chase and shouted: "$5.00 a head is the bounty; dead or alive."
70 strong they surged,after their bounty prize.
Straight into an ambush the enemy had had set so wise.
Only 10 survived according to History.
Where then, are they buried, is a mystery.

PS: Tom and I didn't find any markings that gave a clue to the ancient ambush. But we did note how uncared for is this historic spot. Perhaps in your adventures you may wish to read the booklet, "DAYTON". Then, maybe, you can set your sights on your own, "Stand by Me" moment. Perhaps you can solve the mystery and help get this historic spot cared for as it should be.
You, if you've in Dayton for awhile might recognize some of the headstone names buried there.
I am: skinsara@yahoo.com

Cincinnati, OH

#2 May 7, 2011
where are the boyscouts of old who once cared?

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Dayton Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
our lady of the highlands fort thomas ky (Oct '11) 13 hr Birds 40
Donnie Griess Wed Sneakybitch 1
Jenny Sue Iles murder (Feb '10) Wed smh 218
Woodlawn Music Thread Wed Musikologist 1
Tara kuper (Jan '12) Feb 18 Saddened By This ... 18
robin booth (Jul '10) Feb 18 Childhood Friend 59
I Still Love You (Mar '13) Feb 18 Believe in Love 2

Dayton Jobs

More from around the web

Personal Finance

Dayton Mortgages