Communities and Locations

Bristol (Bristolville) Funerary Urn Monument
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Buffington Island
The only major American Civil War combat to occur in Ohio was the Battle of Buffington Island. Confederate cavalry leader Brigadier-General John Hunt Morgan led a force to northern Kentucky to create disorder within the Union military. Morgan succeeded in causing unrest for the enemy and exceeded his orders by crossing north of the Ohio River. On July 8, 1863, Morgan and approximately two-thousand soldiers crossed over the river into southern Indiana. Continue Reading »
Camp Akron
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Camp Ammen
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Camp Anderson
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Unfortunately for Dennison, many of Ohio’s militia units were no longer in existence. Continue Reading »
Camp Andrews
With the Civil War's outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state's militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Camp Brough
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Camp Brough (Nashville, Tennessee)
In 1862, Ohio units serving at Nashville, Tennessee established Camp Brough, an encampment named in honor of Ohio Governor John Brough. The camp remained in use for the American Civil War's duration and housed several Ohio units, including the 18th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery, the 81st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and the 176th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Continue Reading »
Camp Brown
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »
Camp Buckingham
With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize the state’s militia forces to assist President Abraham Lincoln in reuniting the nation. Continue Reading »

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