Category Archives: Civil War

Do You Know this Man?

Our curatorial staff recently found and cataloged this remarkable photograph. Based on the gentleman’s jacket and shoulder marks, we are fairly certain that he was an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. However, we can not see … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

It has been another busy week in Ohio history! Here are a few the things that made the news. John Switzer talks about the Fighting McCooks in his Sunday column in the Columbus Dispatch. McCooks Etched in Civil War Lore … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

History does not take the summer off! Brad Lepper has a Dispatch column this week. Debris Points to Lost Lake Sites Steve Stephens makes a discovery at the McCook House in Carrolton. Discoveries Map the Way to Happiness Mark Holbrook, … Continue reading

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Still spots open for exclusive, behind-the-scenes, Civil War tours!

There is still time to reserve your spot in the “Sneak Peeks: Behind the Scenes” tours of Civil War collections coming up in late July! Upcoming Dates: July 21, 6:30-9 pm and July 30, 1:30-4 pm Cost: $150 per person … Continue reading

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The Civil War in Sheet Music

The popular music of the United States is seldom appreciated for anything more than its entertainment value.  In addition to its importance as a recreational diversion, it is a reflection, not just of ever-changing musical fads and styles, but of … Continue reading

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Two New Dates for Behind the Scenes Tours

Our “Behind the Scenes” tour of Civil War collections is booked for June, but we have added two more dates in late July! Although most of the American Civil War was fought outside of Ohio’s borders, more than 300,000 Ohioans … Continue reading

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Stay Cool on Saturdays in June at the Ohio Historical Center

If you are looking for a way to beat the heat in June, visit the Ohio Historical Center. In addition to our new exhibit, Controversy: Pieces You Don’t Normally See, there will be staff talks on the museum floor every … Continue reading

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Boy Soldiers John Clem and Joseph Fissell

Who was the youngest soldier from Ohio to serve in the Union Army during the Civil War? In our post of interesting facts about Ohio and the Civil War on April 16, we stated that Joseph Fissell from Circleville was … Continue reading

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Staff Talks at the Historical Center Continue in May

Our series of staff talks continues! Come to the Ohio Historical Center on Saturdays in May to learn more about archaeology, history and preservation. Programs are free with admission and start at 2:30 PM on the museum floor. Here are … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Ulysses S. Grant!

On this day in 1822 Civil War general and U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant was born. Were there indications in his early life what Grant would achieve as an adult? Read more and consider the question for yourself. The life … Continue reading

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