Category Archives: Civil War

Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

News from Sites The Ohio Historical Society takes Action After Serpent Mound Desecrated Artifact Preservation Civil War Group Plans Flag Restoration

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Ohioans Remember William Tecumseh Sherman

Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman is well remembered in Ohio.  In his hometown of Lancaster the Fairfield Heritage Association maintains his birthplace as a museum. During Heritage Days in Lancaster staff from the Ohio Historical Society visited the site … Continue reading

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Family History Research: The Civil War War (GW30B)

Are you interested in how to research the experience of an Ohio soldier during the Civil War?  Are you having difficulty identifying records of military service during this conflict?  This presentation will focus on the three main types of war … Continue reading

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Ohio Historical Society Volunteer Recognized

The Ohio Historical Society congratulates James H. Edge, one of fifteen honorable mentions for Medical Mutual of Ohio’s Outstanding Senior Volunteer Award. They recognize seniors, 65 years and older, who are actively engaged in volunteer activities. The awards “salute those … Continue reading

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Jordan Anderson, former slave who penned a sarcastic letter to his former master

We recently came across an article written by the Associated Press about a former slave named Jordan Anderson.  Anderson was a on a Tennessee plantation before he was freed by Union troops in 1864.  He spent the remainder of his  … Continue reading

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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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