The 150th anniversary of the American Civil War is upon us. The Civil War sesquicentennial (2011-2015) provides a fresh opportunity for a new generation to rediscover the many ways in which Ohioans played a key role in the war and in which the war – “this mighty scourge,” as Lincoln described it – changed life in Ohio.   The Civil War story in Ohio touches almost every community in the state, and this website is a place for those interested in its vast and fascinating history to come together around the anniversary of that time period.

  • Ohioans Come Together Through Green Lawn Cemetery Headstone Project

    Learn about the project one of our Ohio History Service Corps members took on this year...

  • Friends and Descendants of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison Recognized by Civil War Trust

    Congratulations to Johnson's Island on receiving the Brian C. Pohanka Preservation of the Year Award!

  • Program To Digitize Personal Documents and Photos

    Learn how you can contribute to Ohio's Civil War story during the sesquicentennial...

  • Irish in the Civil War

    Exhibit explores how America's Irish responded to the war...