Every day on my commute to and from work I pass through the crossroads of Dodds. From the crossroads I can see the Dodds Cemetery. Last year I decided to stop to see if there were any Civil War veterans buried there, and came across three men who served in Ohio regiments during the war. While there, I did a bit of stone cleaning on the markers for these three men in an effort to help them stand out in this small cemetery, where dozens of vehicles pass every day.
Over the last few months I could look out my car window and see the white stone of one veteran stand out, and I knew that the clean up I did last year was successful. His crisp white headstone is definitely something that draws the eye, and I hope that more people stop at Dodds to visit.
Today I stopped at the cemetery on my way home, and was surprised to see that someone had placed grave markers and flags for these three men. I also saw close up the effects of my cleaning efforts. I will say the stones are looking much better.