Category Archives: Civil War

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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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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