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Ohio’s “Grand Army Men” Help Garner Veterans’ Pensions

By arohmiller, posted on July 24th, 2015.

Written By Fredric C. Lynch, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Upon their return following the War Between the States, parades and speeches welcomed home Ohio’s surviving veterans of U.S. armed forces service. Following previous conflicts, the care of homecoming veterans was viewed as a family and community responsibility, not one of the federal […]

Ohio Widows and Orphans of the Civil War

By arohmiller, posted on June 1st, 2015.

Written by Catherine Wilson, Executive Director, Greene County Historical Society
With the themes of this final year of the Ohio Civil War 150 commemoration being Coming Home and Legacies, we must not forget those whose soldier husbands or fathers did not come home. There were women who lost their husbands to disease or wounds in battle; […]

The Growth of Public Education in America

By arohmiller, posted on May 15th, 2015.

Written By: Carl B. Westmoreland, Historian, National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
Education is a vital resource to people of all races and all world countries. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines “Education, discipline that is concerned with methods of teaching and learning in schools or school-like environments as opposed to various nonformal and informal means of socialization (e.g., […]

From Battlefields to the Whitehouse: Ohio’s Civil War Presidents

By arohmiller, posted on February 16th, 2015.

Written by: Mark Holbrook
Ohio’s contributions to the Civil War are well documented. 325,000 soldiers and sailors, 229 Union generals, members of Lincoln’s cabinet, extraordinary efforts on the home front and countless stories of courage in uniform and at home. Ohioans’ status as leaders during the war no doubt impacted the nation’s decision making in the […]

Faithful and Ready: Black Service in the Ohio Army NationalGuard(Part III)

By arohmiller, posted on February 13th, 2015.

Written by: SFC Joshua Mann, Historian, Ohio Army National Guard
From the formation of the Northwest Territory Militia in 1788, until the termination of racial segregation in the Ohio National Guard in 1954 and service since, black Soldiers from Ohio have distinguished themselves in service to their country even in the face of difficult race, social […]