Charles Goodwin Bickham (1867 – 1944)
Lt. Bickham received his Medal of Honor for “distinguished gallantry” on May 2, 1902, in the Battle of Bayang, during the Moro Rebellion.
Lt. Bickham “crossed a fire-swept field, in close range of the enemy, and brought a wounded soldier to a place of shelter.” His medal was awarded by Theodore Roosevelt on April 28, 1904.
Charles Goodwin Bickham is located in Section 101 Lot 1420.
Woodland Honors All Veterans
Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)
The VFW traces its roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick and there was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them. Often times, they were left to care for themselves.
Today, the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.
Woodland is the final resting place of veterans of every war in which the United States has been engaged.
Woodland Cemetery, founded in 1841, is one of the nation’s five oldest rural garden cemeteries and a unique cultural, botanical and educational resource in the heart of Dayton, Ohio as you will see as you read through this new MostMetro.com series. Visit the cemetery and arboretum and take one of the many tours Woodland offers free of charge. Most of Dayton’s aviation heroes, inventors and business barons are buried at Woodland.
Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum is located at 118 Woodland Avenue off of Brown Street near the UD Campus. The Woodland Office is open Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. The Cemetery and Arboretum are open daily from 8 am to 6 pm. The Mausoleum is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm. For more information, call 937-228-3221 or visit the Woodland website.