From Battlefields to the Whitehouse: Ohio’s Civil War Presidents

By arohmiller, posted on February 16th, 2015.

Written by: Mark Holbrook
Ohio’s contributions to the Civil War are well documented. 325,000 soldiers and sailors, 229 Union generals, members of Lincoln’s cabinet, extraordinary efforts on the home front and countless stories of courage in uniform and at home. Ohioans’ status as leaders during the war no doubt impacted the nation’s decision making in the […]

Faithful and Ready: Black Service in the Ohio Army NationalGuard(Part III)

By arohmiller, posted on February 13th, 2015.

Written by: SFC Joshua Mann, Historian, Ohio Army National Guard
From the formation of the Northwest Territory Militia in 1788, until the termination of racial segregation in the Ohio National Guard in 1954 and service since, black Soldiers from Ohio have distinguished themselves in service to their country even in the face of difficult race, social […]

Faithful and Ready: Black Service in the Ohio Army National Guard(Part II)

By arohmiller, posted on February 11th, 2015.

Written by: SFC Joshua Mann, Historian, Ohio Army National Guard
From the formation of the Northwest Territory Militia in 1788, until the termination of racial segregation in the Ohio National Guard in 1954 and service since, black Soldiers from Ohio have distinguished themselves in service to their country even in the face of difficult race, social […]

Faithful and Ready: Black Service in the Ohio Army National Guard (Part I)

By arohmiller, posted on February 9th, 2015.

Written by: SFC Joshua Mann, Historian, Ohio Army National Guard
From the formation of the Northwest Territory Militia in 1788, until the termination of racial segregation in the Ohio National Guard in 1954 and service since, black Soldiers from Ohio have distinguished themselves in service to their country even in the face of difficult race, social […]

Letters Were a “Lifeline” for Buckeye Soldiers

By arohmiller, posted on December 11th, 2014.

Written by Frederic C. Lynch, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Written communications were a lifeline communicating news from home to Buckeye Billy Yank, and in turn, from bivouac and battlefield to kin and neighbors back home. Historian Bell Wiley noted, “a civilian worker with the U. S. Sanitary Commission who visited a number […]