Category Archives: Military History

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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Celebrating the Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Erie

To celebrate the 199th anniversary of the American victory at the Battle of Lake Erie, the Ohio Statehouse organized a presentation about the War of 1812. The Statehouse requested that OHS staff bring artifacts related to the Treaty of Greene … Continue reading

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Rare Brady Photograph on Exhibit

The Ohio Historical Society recently acquired a rare photograph by Matthew Brady of Civil War General Philip Sheridan with his staff. It is now on display in the Ohio in the War at the Ohio Historical Center. The size of … Continue reading

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Commemorating the War of 1812

Ohioans have a long tradition of military service, but most of the wars we have participated in were not fought on our soil. The War of 1812 is the major exception. An article about the 200th Anniversary of the War … Continue reading

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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

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Remembering Pearl Harbor

Dec. 7, 2011, marks the 70th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. In interviews from Ohio Historical Society collections, see and hear service members and those who were on the home front recall life during World War II. … Continue reading

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