Category Archives: Civil War

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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Civil War Muster Rolls Important Addition to OHS Archives

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War coming up, curators and archivists around the country are busy preparing related collections for display and for use by researchers. Recently, the Ohio Historical Society acquired 534 pay and muster rolls for … Continue reading

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William J. Knight: Train Engineer, Soldier, Storyteller

Rare Civil War Panorama on Display William J. Knight served in the Civil War as a private in the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E. Before the war he was an engineer for the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad. In … Continue reading

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Monday at the Fair

It’s the beginning of a new week and we have a packed schedule! The schedule for Monday, August 2 includes: 11 AM How Do Collections Come to the Ohio Historical Society? 12 PM Billy Yank, Life a Union Soldier 1 … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

OHS sites and programs are active all over the state! Ohio Honors Forgotten Psychiatric Patients Two new historical markers placed at Toledo cemeteries. Dayton Daily News Area Civil War Legacy Revealed OHS, the Ohio Humanities Council, and Cleveland State University’s … Continue reading

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