Southeast Ohio

Soldier Monument, Ohio University Commons, Athens, 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 »
Soldier Monument, Town Square, West Union, 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 »
U.S. Army General Hospital at Gallipolis
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 »
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 »
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 »

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