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.

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    Lancaster: Civil War Ball

    The Fairfield Heritage Association is hosting a Civil War Ball to celebrate the 195th birthday of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.  Dancers will step to the tunes of the Tri-County Revelers. ...

    Waverly: Civil War Ball

    A Civil War Ball will be held January 31, 2015 as part of the Pike County Bicentennial celebration throughout 2015.  Guests are encouraged to wear period dress and will be...

    Wooster: Wayne County Civil War Round Table Program

    On Tuesday, January 20 at 6:30 pm will be another of our quality programs commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, which is open to the public.  The Wayne...

    New Rumley: Custer Birthday Party

    Continuing the Custer Memorial Association's observance of General Custer's birthday and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, "Mother Bickerdyke, Civil War Nurse" will be the program for the Custer...

  • 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...

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  • 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!

    Civil War Trust president James Lighthizer presents the Brian C. Pohanka Preservation Organization of the Year Award to FDJI president Dr. David Bush.
  • 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...