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Ohio’s Impact on the War: Supplying the Military

By arohmiller, posted on December 23rd, 2013.

Written by Catherine Wilson
Ohio’s manufactures, transportation systems, regiments of troops, and financial assistance helped the North to win the war.  While reading about the state’s political impact, I noticed several authors who said that Ohio was a microcosm of the entire country; it combined north and south, east and west, rural and urban, foreign and [...]

Quartermasters: Supplying the Military

By arohmiller, posted on December 16th, 2013.

Written by: Roger Micker
After April 14, 1861 the logistics for the U.S. Army changed dramatically. Following the attack on Fort Sumter and President Lincoln’s call for enlistments, the number of troops swelled from 16,000 to 500,000 over the next two years. Significant responsibility for the success, or failure, of a campaign could be determined by [...]

Ohio’s Impact on the War Series: Why Th

By arohmiller, posted on November 26th, 2013.

Written By: Sfc. Joshua Mann, Ohio Army National Guard
Why did Civil War soldiers fight? What made them endure the hardships of Army life, the terror of battle and the loss of friends? Over 300,000 Buckeyes served during the Civil War, and if you could travel back in time and ask each of them why they [...]

Ohio’s Immigrant Soldiers in the Civil War

By arohmiller, posted on October 28th, 2013.

Written By: Fredric C. Lynch, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
The 1861-65 American Civil War changed the political and public nature of the country. Immigration and assimilation of immigrants into the American “melting pot” were among major changes The population of the United States in 1860 was 31.4 million people with four million immigrants [...]

Ohio’s Impact on the War Series: Ohio’s Immigrants

By arohmiller, posted on October 23rd, 2013.

Written by: Catherine (Kidd) Wilson, Greene County Ohio Historical Society
In some ways, almost all Ohioans are immigrants, in the sense of starting out somewhere else. Even the Shawnee came from the South in the 1730s. During the Civil War period, many of the more recent arrivals to our fair state contributed in various ways to the [...]