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Clyde in Sandusky County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

McPherson Cemetery

 
 
McPherson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
1. McPherson Cemetery Marker
Inscription. Named for Major General James B. McPherson, buried here July 29, 1864. Here also are graves of George Burton Meek, U.S.N., first American serviceman killed in the War with Spain; Congressional Medal of Honor recipients Charles H. McCleary, Civil War, and Rodger W. Young, World War II; Emma Anderson, mother of author Sherwood Anderson.
 
Erected 1976 by Clyde Community Council, The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 3-72.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.538′ N, 82° 58.262′ W. Marker is in Clyde, Ohio, in Sandusky County. Marker is at the intersection of East McPherson Highway (U.S. 20) and East Maple Street (Ohio Route 101), on the right when traveling west on East McPherson Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Clyde OH 43410, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. James Birdseye McPherson (here, next to this marker); General James Birdseye McPherson (a few steps from this marker); McPherson Birthplace (approx. half a mile away); Seneca John, Noted Chief
McPherson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
2. McPherson Cemetery Marker
View of historic marker situated at was the original entrance gate of the cemetery.
(approx. 4.6 miles away); Circuit Riders / Bishop John Seybert (approx. 6.8 miles away); Fremont (approx. 7.9 miles away); Indian Gantlet and Race Course (approx. 7.9 miles away); Soldier's Monument (approx. 7.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Clyde.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, Spanish-AmericanWar, US CivilWar, World II
 
McPherson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 29, 2009
3. McPherson Cemetery Marker
View of the gravesite of General James Birdseye McPherson, for whom the cemetery was named.
McPherson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
4. McPherson Cemetery Marker
View looking north, through the old cemetery gates, of the historical marker, with a view of the McPherson statue that is situated on McPherson's gravesite, that is just left and beyond the historical marker.
McPherson Cemetery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2010
5. McPherson Cemetery Marker
View looking north, from the boyhood home of General McPherson that is situated across the street from the cemetery, of the historical marker, with a view in the background of the McPherson statue that is situated atop a small hill on the McPherson's gravesite, that is just left and beyond the historical marker.
Charles H. McCleary-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 2002
6. Charles H. McCleary-Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in McPherson Cemetery Section 2, Lot 220. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: McCLEARY, CHARLES H. Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, Company C. 72d Ohio Infantry Place and date: At Nashville, Tenn., 16 December 1864 Date of issue: 24 February 1865 Citation: Capture of flag of 4th Florida Infantry (C.S.A.), while in advance of his lines.
Roger W Young-World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 13, 2002
7. Roger W Young-World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
He is buried in McPherson Cemetery, Section 3N, Lot 0541. His Medal of Honor information and citation is: *YOUNG, RODGER W. (Killed in Action) Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Army, 148th Infantry, 37th Infantry Division Place and date: On New Georgia, Solomon Islands, 31 July 1943 Entered service at: Clyde, Ohio G.O. No.: 3, 6 January 1944 Citation: On 31 July 1943, the infantry company of which Pvt. Young was a member, was ordered to make a limited withdrawal from the battle line in order to adjust the battalion's position for the night. At this time, Pvt. Young's platoon was engaged with the enemy in a dense jungle where observation was very limited. The platoon suddenly was pinned down by intense fire from a Japanese machinegun concealed on higher ground only 75 yards away. The initial burst wounded Pvt. Young. As the platoon started to obey the order to withdraw, Pvt. Young called out that he could see the enemy emplacement, whereupon he started creeping toward it. Another burst from the machinegun wounded him the second time. Despite the wounds, he continued his heroic advance, attracting enemy fire and answering with rifle fire. When he was close enough to his objective, he began throwing handgrenades, and while doing so was hit again and killed. Pvt. Young's bold action in closing with this Japanese pillbox and thus diverting its fire, permitted his platoon to disengage itself, without loss, and was responsible for several enemy casualties.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on June 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7. submitted on September 14, 2017, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234.
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