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Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton

Stanton, Edwin McMasters

During the American Civil War, Ohioan Edwin McMasters Stanton served as President Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of War from 1862 and 1865. He remained in this same position from 1865 to 1868 during President Andrew Johnson's administration. Full Image »

Union Major General James Blair Steedman

Steedman, James Blair

During the American Civil War, Ohioan James Blair Steedman attained the rank of major general in the Union military and played a pivotal role in the Battle of Chickamauga and in the defense of Nashville, Tennessee in 1864. Full Image »

Fort Sumter - April 14, 1865 - Raising of the Old Flag

Sumter, Fort - April 14, 1865 - Raising of the Old Flag

Photograph of the interior of Fort Sumter on April 14, 1865 as General Anderson and Gilmore prepare to raise the flag. Full Image »

Congressional Medal of Honor winner Wager Swayne

Swayne, Wager

Ohioan Wager Swayne was a Congressional Medal of Honor during the American Civil War. Full Image »

George Henry Thomas

Thomas, George Henry

George Henry Thomas was a prominent Union general who served primarily in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy and a career army officer, Thomas chose to remain in the service of his country rather than side with his home state of Virginia when the war began. Thomas commanded the first noteworthy Federal victory of the war at the Battle of Mills Springs in Kentucky. Thomas was also present at the Battles of Shiloh, Corinth, Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, and most of the engagements of William T. Sherman's Atlanta Campaign. At Chickamauga, Thomas earned the nickname "Rock of Chickamauga." During John Bell Hood's Franklin-Nashville Campaign, Thomas directed the Federal forces that crushed the Army of Tennessee, culminating with the Union victory at the Battle of Nashville, which effectively ended the last major campaign in the Western Theater. Full Image »

Clement Vallandigham, Copperhead leader

Vallandigham, Clement

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Gilbert Van Zandt

Van Zandt, Gilbert - Portrait

A photo of the image of Gilbert Van Zandt on the historical marker located in Port William, Ohio. Full Image »

The siege of Vicksburg, the fight in the crater of Fort Hill after the explosion, June 25, 1863

Vicksburg, Siege of

By late 1861, President Abraham Lincoln was pressuring Union commanders in the west to invade the South. On January 30, 1862, the Western Theater commander, General Henry Halleck, reluctantly approved Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant's request to attack Fort Henry, located on the Tennessee River. Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton surrendered the city and more than 29,000 soldiers of the Army of Mississippi to Grant on July 4, 1863. Full Image »

Battle-field of the

Wilderness, Battle of

The Battle of the Wilderness was the first major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Between May 5 and 7, 1864, the Union Army of the Potomac, commanded by Major General George Meade, engaged the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General Robert E. Lee, in a tangled area of dense forest and undergrowth in east-central Virginia, locally known as the Wilderness. Full Image »

Departure of the First Ohio Zouave Regiment from Cincinnati for Western Virginia

Zouave Regiment - Departure for Western Virginia

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