Category Archives: Civil War

Exhibits to See this Summer

Looking for something new to see this summer? If you are in Columbus our new exhibit The War of 1812: Ohio on the Front Line is open at the Ohio History Center! Why did the War start? Would you have … Continue reading

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Can you spot the difference?

From our friends at the Atlanta History Center on Facebook we present Hipsters v. Civil War Soldiers Lets see… they both: Wear wool in the Summer Recycle everything Eat “organic” food Have strong political opinions Play banjo Roll own tobacco … Continue reading

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Rare Brady Photograph on Exhibit

The Ohio Historical Society recently acquired a rare photograph by Matthew Brady of Civil War General Philip Sheridan with his staff. It is now on display in the Ohio in the War at the Ohio Historical Center. The size of … Continue reading

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Hatfields and McCoys Quilt Preserved at the Ohio Historical Society

Are you watching the Hatfields & McCoys miniseries? The television series starring Kevin Costner as William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield and Bill Paxton as Randolph “Old Ranel” McCoy is sparking renewed interest in this legendery story of a violent family … Continue reading

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Want to Know More about Camp Chase?

A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch discussed the possibility that there are Union veterans buried in the Confederate cemetery at Camp Chase: Blue Among Gray? An Amateur Historian Thinks Six Union Soldiers are Buried at Camp Chase, A Cemetery … Continue reading

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Civil War Correspondence on Chronicling America

“And better than all, these Sunday resting spells give the soldier an opportunity to write letters” Civil War Correspondence on Chronicling America Civil War soldiers did not spend every day at war engaged in combat, and, on Sunday, June 14, … Continue reading

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More Ohio Civil War Era Papers Now Online at Chronicling America!

On February 6, 1862, Confederate General Lloyd Tilghman surrendered Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee River, to Union forces led by Ohioan General Ulysses S. Grant. The Belmont Chronicle declared this a “Brilliant Naval Victory” in its February 13, 1862 … Continue reading

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Manuscript Collections Discussed in Dispatch Article

Two manuscript collections held by the Ohio Historical Society are discussed in this recent article A Lost Art, As Fewer People Take Time to Write Letters, Preservationists Lament Decline of Rich Historical Resource The collections are the papers papers of … Continue reading

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“Sneak Peek” Tours Make a Great Last Minute Gift

Are you looking for any last minute gifts? Reservations for “Sneak Peek” Civil War Collections Tours can be now be placed online. Participants will tour the facility where museum objects are stored or the archives/library stacks with our curators. They … Continue reading

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Civil War Artifacts Going on the Road

The Ohio Historical Society has developed an exciting program for historical and community organizations and libraries. Designed to enhance your Civil War programs, events and exhibits, our new program allows you to “rent” a collection of Civil War artifacts. In … Continue reading

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