Category Archives: Civil War

Traveling Exhibit: Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later

How did a song shape the Civil War? Which Ohioan was almost single-handedly responsible for the Union Army’s financial stability? The Civil War 150th Anniversary traveling exhibit, Ohio & the Civil War, 150 Years Later is a new exhibit produced … Continue reading

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Ohio in the Civil War: Interesting Facts

The Civil War began 150 years ago this month when Confederate troops under the command of Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard fired on Fort Sumter, a Union fort in the harbor of Charleston, South Carolina commanded by Major Robert Anderson. There … Continue reading

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Civil War Commemoration Kicks Off on April 10

The Ohio Civil War 150 Committee and the Ohio Historical Society cordially invites you to attend the kick-off celebration of Ohio’s commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. There will be a muster event held on Sunday, April … Continue reading

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Forever Free Opens at the State Library

There will be a reception this evening to celebrate the opening of Forever Free: Abraham Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation, a traveling exhibit at the State Library of Ohio. Wednesday, March 9, 2011 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM State Library of … Continue reading

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Bring Your Hard Hat

The McCook House is undergoing major renovations. Take a behind the scenes tour with project architect Chris Buchanan to see what is being done to preserve this historic home. Date: Saturday, January 22 Time: 2 PM Location: 15 S. Lisbon … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

Article about Knight’s Panorama Columbus Dispatch reporter Alan Johnson has an article in today’s paper about Knight’s Panorama.  It is a series of 17 painted panels that illustrate one of the most daring secret missions of the Civil War.  A … Continue reading

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Seige of Cincinnati: More Information in the Archives

There is an article at Cinncinati.com about the Siege of Cincinnati when the city was threatened by Confederate forces in the fall of 1862. More information about the volunteer militia, dubbed The Squirrel Hunter’s, who defended the city is available … Continue reading

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Author Sheds Light on President Lincoln’s Extended Funeral

The next installment of the Thurber House “Evenings with Authors” series presents James L. Swanson, author of Bloody Crimes, The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse. The book recounts the procession of U.S. President Abraham … Continue reading

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Civil War Documents Bring the Past to Life

The collections staff was excited to host Columbus Dispatch columnist Joe Blundo in the Archives/Library reading room on September 30 and give him a look at one of our newest manuscript acquisitions: 534 muster and pay rolls for Ohio military … Continue reading

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Two More Civil War Battle Flags to be Conserved

Efforts to preserve Ohio’s Civil War battle flags continue. Curators transported two flags to Textile Preservation Associates in Ranson, West Virginia for conservation treatment on September 28. Read more about the conservation work in the Columbus Dispatch: Two Worn Civil … Continue reading

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