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Ohio’s Impact on the War: Ohio’s Economy and Industry during the Civil War

By arohmiller, posted on May 5th, 2014.

Written by Mark Holbrook
If any state in the country, north or south was prepared to go to war in 1860, it was Ohio. Militarily and politically, Ohio boasted an abundance of experienced, skilled men who would go on to make their mark in history. Ohio also was in a unique position to support the war [...]

FRIENDS AND DESCENDENTS OF JOHNSON’S ISLAND CIVIL WAR PRISON RECEIVE OHIO CIVIL WAR 150 HERITAGE AWARD AT ANNUAL PARK DAY

By arohmiller, posted on April 22nd, 2014.

Bob Minton (right), Ohio Civil War 150 Advisory Committee member presents the 2014 Civil War 150 Heritage Award to Dave Bush, Friends and Descendents of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison chair, during a ceremony on May April 5, 2014 at the island.
Marblehead, Ohio – The Friends and Descendents of Johnson’s Island Civil War Prison are [...]

Participate in the “Ohio Village Soldiers’ Aid Fair: A Civil War Sanitary Fair”

By arohmiller, posted on March 12th, 2014.

The Ohio Civil War 150 Advisory Committee invites you to participate in a reconstruction of 1864 history. In keeping with our theme of “The Home Front,” the Ohio Historical Society is planning an “Ohio Village Soldiers’ Aid Fair: A Civil War Sanitary Fair” at Ohio Village on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25 2014. There will [...]

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 [...]