How much do we know about General Sherman?

Ask Frank Bullock a question about Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and the local Civil War buff can instantly can paint a picture of a man who was both brilliant and controversial.
“He was a very complex personality, probably borderline genius,” Bullock explains about Sherman. “He had an unusual ability; most of us can see the details [...]

Supporters ride to the rescue of Civil War general

How serious is Tom Paul about portraying Civil War Gen. William S. Rosecrans?
He has three replica uniforms and his own cannon.
“It will fire, but I use it mostly as a potato (gun),” said Paul, 61.
Kids love it.
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After visit to Gettysburg, artist shifts his work to depictions of Civil War scenes

Artist Aaron Chandler knows firsthand how a single experience or moment in time can have the power to change one’s life work forever.
That moment for Chandler came several years ago when he made his first visit to the Gettysburg battlefield in Pennsylvania.
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Group commemorating anniversary of start of Civil War

There’s something about visiting the battlefields of the Civil War that gives Don Moody a feeling unlike any other.
“You can read about those places, but until you actually have your feet on the ground, you don’t realize what they’re talking about,” Moody said.
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New lights in store for Monument Square

Since mid-December 2010, the inanimate man rooted to Monument Square has stood in darkness.
The square will receive LED flood lights encircling the Civil War monument and flag pole, said Assistant to the Director Doug Crabill.
The Urbana City Council approved a purchase order of $3,805 for the upgrade Tuesday. The expenditure is in the 2011 budget.
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Sherman House to mark 200th anniversary

An open house, a movie night and the unveiling of a newly restored Civil War cannon are just some of the events residents can participate in this year to celebrate a Fairfield County landmark’s 200th anniversary.
The Sherman House, 137 E. Main St., Lancaster, is well-known throughout Fairfield County as the birthplace of Civil War Gen. [...]

Help to bring history alive

The Civil War anniversary project spearheaded by the Canton Museum of Art promises to be a blockbuster. And not only is it an epic subject, but it also has the potential for making many local connections to the War Between the States.
As Executive Director M.J. Albacete pointed out in The Rep on Friday, Stark Countians [...]

Diplomat, Springfield grad Harter dies

Eugene C. Harter, a Springfield High School graduate who after a successful diplomatic career wrote a history on Confederates who relocated to Brazil following the Civil War, died Monday in Ellicott City, Md. He was 84.
Born in Rio de Janeiro in 1926, Harter’s diplomat father relocated to the Dayton area in the 1930s.
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Civil War panel plans meeting

Bob Minton from Fostoria and Mark Holbrook from Columbus, members of the Civil War 150 Ohio Committee, will discuss upcoming events at the monthly meeting of the regional Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant, 738 W. Market St. Information will be available on the sesquicentennial of the [...]

Civil War group to meet Dec. 29

Bob Minton from Fostoria and Mark Holbrook from Columbus, members of the Civil War 150 Ohio Committee, will be discussing upcoming events at the monthly meeting of the regional Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Dec. 29, at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant, 738 W. Market St. Information will be available on the Sesquicentennial of [...]