Civil War group to discuss postal service Nov. 28

Rob Tong of the 57th Ohio from Findlay is speaking about “The U.S. Postal Service in the Civil War” at the regional Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Nov. 28 at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant, 738 W. Market St.
The communication of mail between soldiers on duty and to and from loved ones was an [...]

Historic McCook House to get a face-lift

The Civil War started nearly 150 years ago, and commemorative events are planned over the next four years. Some of those events will play big in Carrollton, home of the McCook House, once owned by the famous Fighting McCooks.
How timely is it that the old brick house at the top of the square is getting [...]

‘Forgotten’ soldier to get headstone

Although he fought in an African-American regiment of the Union Army in the Civil War and lived to be 90 years old, Clay Trotter was pretty much a forgotten man until recent years.
Buried in 1926 in Hill Crest Cemetery in Anderson Township, Trotter lay in an unmarked grave for decades. In fact, he may never [...]

150 Years Later, Civil War Hits Home In The Valley

 On Saturday, a presentation was held at Fort Steuben to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
During the presentation, historian Jeff Evans made it very clear how deeply rooted the history of the war is for Steubenville.
A location on the river cut Steubenville off from trade and the economy very early in the war, [...]

Civil War Museum could open in early 2011

The following is the latest installment of Mayor Jim Boroff’s monthly updates on city issues.
Civil War Museum. Renovation has been started at the Cornerstone Building for the American Civil War Museum of Ohio. About two years ago, Mark Young, president of the Civil War Museum Board, expressed an interest in purchasing the Cornerstone Building at [...]

City gives Civil War museum $44,000

With a little more than 60 days before work on the project is to be completed, Tiffin City Council agreed to grant $44,000 to the American Civil War Museum of Ohio.
Bids for the museum, which is to be open in the Cornerstone building, 217 S. Washington St., were opened Thursday and the low bid was [...]

University, library series covers Civil War era

The Mechanicsburg Public Library and Urbana University will present a series of programs over the next three weeks on the art and history represented by three pieces of art from the Civil War time period. All programs will be held at the Mechanicsburg Library, 60 South Main St. (state Route 29). Registration is recommended. Call [...]

Group close to raising needed money for cannon

A fundraising dinner Saturday night might have put a local group on the brink of raising the needed money to restore the Civil War-era cannon of Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman.
Heading into Saturday’s dinner and auction at the Eagles Event Center, the Save the Cannon committee had raised about $17,000 of its goal of $23,000. That [...]

Civil War fundraiser, salute to vet planned

It’s been 144 years since the last shots of the Civil War were fired, but the spirit of the Union war effort will live on this weekend in central Ohio.
Re-enactors, donning faded blue uniforms, will fire their rifles Saturday as a salute to David Fast, the last Union veteran to die in Pickaway County.

Book Shines Light On Local Civil War Units

Martin Stewart of Troy will soon be adding another title next to the current electrical engineer — author. Stewart recently finished a book of the history of a local regiment in the Civil War, which was formed in late 1861 almost entirely in Auglaize, Mercer and Miami counties. His book, which should be available at [...]