Collections

Dramatizations and Reenactments

Description

Images, audio, and video created in the modern era that depict events of the Civil War.

Weaponry

Description

Descriptions and photographs of weapons used during the American Civil War.

Landmarks and Monuments

Description

Documenting the hundreds of Civil War era landmarks, monuments, buildings, and markers throughout the state of Ohio.

Regimental Flags

Description

The Ohio Historical Society houses and cares for the Ohio Adjutant General's battle flag collection, which includes about 500 Civil War Regimental Flags.

Letters and Correspondence

Description

Letters to and from soldiers written during the American Civil War.

Photographs

Description

Photography bloomed as an artistic and documentary form during the American Civil War, with over 5,000 photographers across the nation capturing soldiers' and civilians' lives (and deaths), as well as battlefields, forts, cities and towns, and the aftermath of war.

Drawings, Art and Prints

Description

Lithographs, sketches, drawings, paintings and other artistic media depicting the Civil War era.

Editorial Cartoons

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The editorial cartoons that appeared in newspapers and pamphlets across the U.S. before, during, and after the American Civil War illustrate the deep political divisions that led the nation to war.

Songs and Poems

Description

Songs and poems from or about the Civil War

Artifacts

Description

Photographs of artifacts from the American Civil War.