Southeast Ohio

Camp McClellan (Marietta, Ohio)
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 Putnam
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 Scott
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 Wool Monument, West Elementary School, Athens
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 »
Camp Zanesville
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 »
Cannon and Memorial, Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio
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 »
Cannon, Greenlawn Cemetery, Doanville, Ohio
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 »
Cox, Samuel S.
Samuel Cox was a prominent lawyer, newspaper editor, and Peace Democrat who represented Ohio and, later, New York in Congress. Continue Reading »
Ewing, Charles
Charles Ewing was a lawyer, Catholic Church representative, and soldier, who served the Union army as a general officer in the Eastern and Western theaters during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Ewing, Hugh Boyle
Hugh Boyle Ewing was a lawyer, writer, ambassador and soldier, who served the Union army as a general officer in the Eastern and Western theaters during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Ewing, Thomas Jr.
Thomas Ewing, Jr., was a prominent Ohio lawyer and politician who served as a Union general in the West during the American Civil War. He was a United States Congressman after the war. Continue Reading »
Ewing,Thomas Sr.
Thomas Ewing Sr. was an influential Ohio lawyer and politician who served in the United States Senate, as United States Secretary of the Treasury, and as United States Secretary of the Interior. Continue Reading »
Jewett, Hugh Judge
On July 1, 1817, Jewett was born in Deer Creek, Maryland. As a child, his parents enrolled Jewett in the Hopewell Academy, a preparatory school in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Upon completing the Hopewell Academy’s coursework, Jewett moved to Elkton, Maryland, where he studied to become an attorney. Continue Reading »
Johnson, Bushrod Rust
Ohio born Bushrod Rust Johnson was a major general in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Johnson commanded troops during many of the major battles in the Eastern and Western Theaters of the war. Continue Reading »
Leggett, Mortimer Dormer
Born on April 19, 1821 (commonly mistakenly reported as 1831), in Ithaca, New York, Leggett's parents were members of the Society of Friends. In 1837, at sixteen years of age, Leggett moved with his parents to Geauga County, Ohio, where he helped his family establish a farm. Continue Reading »
Morgan's Raid
Occurring in July 1863, Morgan's Raid was the only significant Confederate invasion of Ohio to take place during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Morgan's Raiders
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan's cavalry soldiers were known as Morgan Raiders. During the summer of 1863, these men participated in the only significant Confederate invasion of Ohio that occurred during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Morgan, John Hunt
John Hunt Morgan was a Confederate cavalry officer during the American Civil War best known for leading a raid into Indiana and Ohio during the summer of 1863. Continue Reading »
Olds, Edson Baldwin
Edson B. Olds was a Copperhead leader and three-term U.S. Congressman from Ohio. In 1862, federal officials arrested and imprisoned Olds for disloyalty. Continue Reading »
Portsmouth 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 »

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