Category Archives: Military History

Unfurling a Piece of Civil War History

After a long journey one of Ohio’s Civil War battle flags has found its way home. In a ceremony last January the Ohio Society Daughters American Revolution (DAR) transferred the regimental flag of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) to … Continue reading

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I Found It In the Archives Finalist: Deborah M. Tracy

Genealogy Rule #1: The best ‘finds’ are the ones you were not looking for. When I located the birth certificate at Ohio History Connection for Charles Haddock, my maternal great-grandfather, I discovered that his father’s name was Jasper Haddock, an … Continue reading

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New Civil War Collections at the Ohio History Connection

Civil War Cartes de Visite The Ohio History Connection recently acquired twelve cartes de visite of Civil War Officers from Ohio who served in the Union Army: Godfrey Weitzel, William D. Whipple, Walter C. Whitaker, Edward A. Wild, Orlando B. … Continue reading

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From Atlanta to Normandy, Pride Parades to Picnics

Join our curators at the Ohio History Center in June for talks on a variety of subjects! June 7 See You on the Beach: 70th Anniversary of D Day June 6, 1944 was the momentous day that the United States … Continue reading

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Curators Working Together

At the Ohio History Connection our curatorial staff work in three disciplines, archaeology, history and natural history. We find, however, that there are not neat lines in between them and that we have a lot to learn by working together. For … Continue reading

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Birdie Schmidt Larrick: A Columbus Girl’s Unusual Adventures

Printed in the April 15, 1945 issue of the Columbus Citizen are five pictures under the heading “Camera Record of Columbus Girl’s Unusual Adventures.” That Columbus girl was Birdie Schmidt Larrick who during World War II became the only women serving in the Red … Continue reading

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Curators’ Talks Celebrate African American History and Ohio Presidents

Curators’ talks for the month of February recognize the achievements of African American Ohioans and our 8 Ohio Presidents. February 1 Robert Duncanson: The Best Landscape Painter in the West Join curator Emily Lang as she discusses the life of … Continue reading

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Join Our Collections Staff for Talks and Tours

Thinking of visiting the Ohio History Center? Free with admission are informal talks and tours by our curators on a variety of timely topics. Where: Museum Floor of the Ohio History Center When:Saturdays at 2 PM November 2 Soldiers Letters … Continue reading

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Remembering Morgan’s Raid

In the summer of 1863 Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his cavalry on a raid through Ohio that caused panic among Ohioans and a problem for the Union Army. Morgan crossed the Ohio-Indiana border with approximately 2,000 soldiers near … Continue reading

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OHS Curators on Talk of the Nation

Update from John Haas We, Cliff Eckle and I, want to thank National Public Radio, Neal Conan, and Tinbete Ermyas for a wonderful experience and their kind assistance. I was nervous at first, but we went into the studio, I … Continue reading

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