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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 [...]

The Battle of Gettysburg as Reenacted at Hale Farm & Village, August 2013

By arohmiller, posted on October 9th, 2013.

Written By: Kelly Falcone, Senior Vice President of Interpretation/COO, Western Reserve Historical Society
Hale Farm & Village’s Civil War Reenactment is always a highlight of the Western Reserve Historical Society’s (WRHS) annual event calendar. By far our largest event in terms of reenactor participation and attendance, the longevity and success of the event can be measured [...]

Insights from Preservation Kentucky’s “Battlefields & Beyond” Conference

By arohmiller, posted on October 2nd, 2013.

Written by Randy Koch
[Randy Koch is chair of the Erie County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, which is committed to promoting Erie County's Civil War history.  Koch attended the recent Preservation Kentucky Conference and came away with new ideas and insights about Civil War preservation.  We are happy to share his recap of the experience.] 
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Ohio’s Impact on the War Series: Ohio’s Political Impact Part II

By arohmiller, posted on September 23rd, 2013.

Written by Catherine Wilson
Read Part I
Benjamin Franklin Wade (1800-1878) seems to be an equally repugnant figure to Ohioans looking at native sons during the Civil War.  Like Vallandigham, he was unwilling to abandon his strongly-held principles, and was probably just as convinced that history would prove him right.  Both men were lawyers, served in the [...]