Category Archives: Civil War

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

Posted in Civil War, Current News, Manuscript Collections, New Acquisitions, Research | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Civil War, Digital Projects, Newspapers | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Civil War, Current News, Digital Projects, Digitization, microfilm, Military History, Newspapers, Research Tools | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Civil War, collections, Curators, Current News, Donate, Manuscript Collections, New Acquisitions, OHS Resources | 1 Comment

“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

Posted in Civil War, collections, Curators | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Civil War, collections | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Civil War, collections, Photograph Collections, Research | 7 Comments