[ April 13, 2013; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] The Clark County Historical Society presents the third Springfield Civil War Symposium. The 2013 Symposium will focus on 1863 and the turning points of the Civil War – the Battles of Vicksburg and Gettysburg. Speakers are Parker Hills (author of Receding Tides: Vicksburg and Gettysburg – The Campaigns that Changed the War) and Kent Masterson [...]
[ April 12, 2013; 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. ] In conjunction with the Clark County Historical Society’s third Civil War Symposium, the Ferncliff Cemetery Association presents a Civil War Tour of Ferncliff Cemetery and Arboretum. The tour will be by trolley and will highlight the stories of Civil War soldiers and officers buried at Ferncliff. Tour begins at 6:00 p.m. the evening before the [...]
The official Ohio Civil war 150 traveling exhibit is currently in Springfield. Sponsored by The Heritage Center of Clark County, the Ohio Historical Society’s new traveling exhibit, Ohio and the Civil War: 150 Years Later, is on display until May 23, 2012 as Clark County commemorates the anniversary of the Civil War.
Date(s): April 10, 2012 – May [...]
[ May 7, 2011; 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Springfield Civil War Symposium
Description: Join the Clark County Historical Society for a full day of Civil War speakers, book signings, and discussion! Speakers are Fergus Bordewich, Nicole Etcheson, Mark Grimsley, and Ethan Rafuse.
Details: Tickets $25 for adults, $15 for students, lunch included. Space is limited, call for tickets by April 30 (937-324-0657). Symposium runs 9am-5pm.
Sponsor: Clark [...]
In 1857, the Battle of Lumbarton occurred between federal marshals, who were enforcing the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850, and anti-slavery Ohioans.
Addison White, an escaped slave, set the chain of events in motion that culminated in the Battle of Lumbarton. In 1856, White ran away from Kentucky to Ohio along the Underground Railroad. He eventually [...]