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White’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 »
White’s Tavern, Battle of
SEE Deep Bottom II, Battle of»
Wilderness Campaign
SEE Overland Campaign»
Wilderness, Battle of the
Fought between May 5 and 7, 1864, the Battle of the Wilderness was the first major battle in Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant's Overland Campaign. Continue Reading »
Wiles, G.F.
Born in Zanesville, Ohio on April 4, 1826, Wiles earned a living as a steamboat captain and owner. He principally sailed his boat, the Charley Potwin, between Zanesville and Parkersburg, Virginia (now West Virginia). Continue Reading »
Williams’ Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery (Three Years Service)
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 »
Williamsburg, Battle of
Fought on May 5, 1862, the Battle of Williamsburg was the first major engagement of the Peninsula Campaign during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Williamsport, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of Hagerstown, and the Battle of Falling Waters, the Battle of Williamsport was fought from July 6 through July 16, 1863, in Washington County, Maryland following the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue Reading »
Wilmot Proviso
Introduced by Congressman David Wilmot, but never enacted, the Wilmot Proviso would have banned the spread of slavery into territories Mexico ceded to the U. S. after the Mexican-American War. Continue Reading »
Wilson's Creek, Battle of
Fought on August 10, 1861, the Battle of Wilson's Creek was the first major Civil War battle fought west of the Mississippi River and the scene of the death of Nathaniel Lyon, the first Union general killed in combat. Continue Reading »

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