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Letters Were a “Lifeline” for Buckeye Soldiers

By arohmiller, posted on December 11th, 2014.

Written by Frederic C. Lynch, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Written communications were a lifeline communicating news from home to Buckeye Billy Yank, and in turn, from bivouac and battlefield to kin and neighbors back home. Historian Bell Wiley noted, “a civilian worker with the U. S. Sanitary Commission who visited a number [...]

Ohio’s “Forlorn Hope” Medal of Honor Heroes

By arohmiller, posted on October 22nd, 2014.

Written By Fredric C. Lynch, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
The Medal of Honor (MOH) is the United States’ highest military award for “conspicuous gallantry at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty.” Ohioans received 196 of the 1,522 Medals of Honor awarded during the American Civil War. Of them, [...]

Women’s Occupations Just Before the Civil War

By arohmiller, posted on September 5th, 2014.

Written by: Catherine Wilson, Executive Director, Greene County Historical Society
They weren’t all teachers or washerwomen or servants. There were farmers and tavern keepers and even a couple of carpenters. Some women worked outside the home during the 19th century, and I hope to tell part of their story.
This study of the 1860 census covered several [...]

Ohio’s Impact on the War: The Battle of the Crater

By arohmiller, posted on July 28th, 2014.

Written by Roger Micker
In March 1864, Grant had made the decision to deploy his troops to force Lee’s entire army into a total “unconditional surrender”. Part of his plan would be achieved by concentrating his eastern forces to deliver simultaneous attacks on Richmond and Atlanta. Success in one or the other would allow both to [...]

Ohio Children During the Civil War

By arohmiller, posted on May 19th, 2014.

Written by Catherine Wilson
Will, John, and Flora Fudge of Xenia, Ohio. Photo courtesy of the Greene County Historical Society.
Whether letting off firecrackers on holidays or donating their pennies toward soldiers’ relief, Ohio children were affected by the Civil War in many ways. Some were orphaned by the war, some served as drummer boys, and some [...]