Ohio Soldiers in the Civil War

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 »
Fighting McCooks
During the American Civil War many family members fought alongside one another, and it is believed that at least fifteen members of the McCook family of Ohio fought in the war. Daniel McCook, eight of his sons, his brother John McCook, and his five sons fought for the Union. Continue Reading »
Fremont Body Guard
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 »
Garfield, James Abram
James Abram Garfield was an American political and military leader who rose to the rank of major general in the Union army during the American Civil War, and who served as a U.S. Congressman and Senator before being elected as the 20th President of the United States in 1880. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 349 (U.S. War Department)
On October 27, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 349, announcing that Major General William T. Sherman was appointed to the command of the Department and Army of the Tennessee, and that Major General John A. Logan was appointed to the command of the 15th Army Corps. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 37 (Department of the Missouri)
On February 14, 1862, Major General Henry Halleck issued General Orders No. 37 (Department of the Missouri) promoting Ulysses S. Grant to command of the newly-created District of West Tennessee. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 398 (U.S. War Department)
On December 21, 1863, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 398 announcing that Major General Ulysses S. Grant had received the Thanks of Congress. Continue Reading »
Grant, Ulysses S.
Ulysses S. Grant was an American military and political leader who rose from humble beginnings to become General-in-Chief of Union forces during the Civil War and, afterward, the eighteenth President of the United States. Continue Reading »
Grate, John Henry
John Henry Grate served in the 6th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry during the American Civil War and served as the commander of Ohio’s and eventually the national Grand Army of the Republic near the end of his life. Continue Reading »

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