Category Archives: Civil War

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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Government Services January 2010 Report

This month State Archives staff transferred 54 reel-to-reel tapes of the Department of Natural Resources’ Ohio Outdoors Weekly Radio Programs.  These public service announcements aired from 1992-1996 and include topics such as hunting ethics, recycling, and boating safety.  Earlier the … Continue reading

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OHS in the News

At OHS we are keeping warm by keeping busy!  Here are links to recent news stories about OHS. Our marketing manager Mark Holbrook shared stories about William McKinley’s service in the Civil War and the Underground Railroad in northeastern Ohio … Continue reading

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Government Services December Report

The following recently accessioned series have been cataloged by State Archives staff in December and descriptions are available in the Online Collection Catalog:  State Archives Series 5096: Columbus (OH) Parks and Recreation Commission. Minutes 1985-2003 State Archives Series 7245: Adjutant … Continue reading

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Stories of the Underground Railroad Now Available Online

Now you can find the text of correspondence with Underground Railroad participants, photographs of agents and former slaves and maps of Underground Railroad routes online. This fascinating material about the Underground Railroad in Ohio and other states was collected and … Continue reading

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New Collections Available to Researchers

The Manuscripts & Audiovisual Team at the Ohio Historical Society is pleased to announce that a variety of new collections are cataloged and available to researchers.  These original manuscript and audiovisual collections are housed at the Society’s headquarters, the Ohio Historical Center, in … Continue reading

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Spring Genealogy Workshops

We have quite the lineup for spring.  You can sign up online or contact us at reference@ohiohistory.org . GW3 Trip through Time with the Census March 20, 2008, 6:30 – 8:30 pm Census records are the key to adding real … Continue reading

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