Southwest Ohio

Slough, John Potts
Ohioan John Potts Slough was a brigadier-general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Springfield Zouaves
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 »
Trotter, James Monroe
Born on February 7, 1842 (some sources state that he was born on November 8, 1842 or on February 8, 1842) in Grand Gulf, Mississippi, James Monroe Trotter was born a slave. His mother was Letitia, a slave, and his father was Richard S. Trotter, a white man and his owner. Trotter's father purportedly freed Trotter, Letitia, and Trotter's brother in 1856. Continue Reading »
Van Zandt, Gilbert
When he was purportedly only ten years, seven months, and sixteen days old, Gilbert Van Zandt enlisted in the Union Army, making him one of the youngest soldiers to fight in the American Civil War. He was born on December 20, 1851, in Port William, Ohio. Continue Reading »
Wade, Melancthon Smith
Wade was born on December 2, 1802 in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father, Daniel Everett Wade, was a soldier in the American Revolution and was held captive by the British in New York City. Continue Reading »
Zouave Guards (Cincinnati)
The Zouave Guards were a pseudo-military unit from Cincinnati, Ohio that volunteered for duty in the Civil War. They served as the Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment and saw action at the Second Battle of Bull Run. Continue Reading »

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