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Contemporary photograph of Fort Moultrie, which first fired on Sumter in 1861.

This is a novelty soldiers mailing envelope from the 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. It was found in the Christian Schetler collection, who served in Company G of the 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Christopher Schetter was born on October 3, 1839 in…

The Call to Arms took place on April 23rd at the Athens Courthouse steps. This event provided a brief glimpse into life in Athens at the start of the Civil War. The event included the reading of Lincoln’s Proclamations by ‘Norman Root’, the…

The Ohio National Guard, Ohio Statehouse and Ohio Historical Society organized a muster ceremony on April 10, 2011 at the Ohio Statehouse. This event marked the start of the sesquicentennial by recreating the mustering of troops for the 1st Ohio…

Die Neuner, a German language book written in 1897 by Constantin Grebner, is a history of the 9th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.), an all-German Civil War regiment. Sections from the book's 290 pages are included here. Grebner (1830-1907), was born…

This photograph shows Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside reading a newspaper, with Mathew B. Brady at Army of the Potomac headquarters. This photograph was made at 9th Corps headquarters, Cold Harbor, Virginia. Photograph from the main eastern theater of the…

A portrait of Whitelaw Reid, who was a reporter during the Civil War, and later, managing editor for the New York Tribune and U.S. Ambassador to France and Great Britain. Born in Xenia, Ohio, Reid wrote for the Cincinnati Gazette and was one of theā€¦

Head-and-shoulders portrait shows General John Hunt Morgan of the Confederate Army around the time of his death in 1864, executed well after the American Civil War. A similar portrait was published in Harper's Weekly in 1864 announcing Morgan's…

Doctors in Annapolis (MD) examining a Federal prisoner returned from prison. This is a print of a photograph from a glass plate negative.

Wood engraving of great meeting of the ladies of New York at the Cooper Institute, on Monday, April 29, 1861, to organize a society to be called "Women's Central Association of Relief," to make clothes, lint bandages, and to furnish nurses for the…