Entries, A-Z

Wright, John Crafts
Born on August 17, 1783, Wright spent most of his youth in Wethersfield, Connecticut, his birth community. He earned a living as a printer and eventually became the editor of the Troy Gazette in Troy, New York. Continue Reading »
Wyatt’s Farm, Battle of
SEE Peeble's Farm, Battle of»
Yellow Tavern, Battle of
The Battle of Yellow Tavern (May 11, 1864) was a cavalry engagement during Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
York’s Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Yorktown, Siege of
Lasting from April 5 to May 4, 1862, the Siege of Yorktown stalled Union Major General George B. McClellan's Peninsula Campaign for four weeks, enabling the Confederacy to shore up its defenses of Richmond, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Yost's Captured Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery
In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Continue Reading »
Zanesville Guards
With the American Civil War's outbreak, neither the North nor the South had sufficient military forces to conduct a war. Both the United States of America and the Confederate States of America, at first, relied upon volunteers either to form or to bolster their respective militaries. Continue Reading »
Zollicoffer, Felix
Tennessee-native Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was a newspaperman, congressman, and Confederate general who was killed at the Battle of Mill Springs during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Zouave Guards (Cincinnati)
The Zouave Guards were a pseudo-military unit from Cincinnati, Ohio that volunteered for duty in the Civil War. They served as the Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and saw action at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Continue Reading »

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