Ceremony held to honor last Civil War veteran in Jackson County

A ceremony was held on Saturday, Oct. 9 to honor Private Barak Chase, the last Union soldier of the Civil War to live and die in Jackson County.
The ceremony was held at Chase’s grave site in the Evergreen Cemetery outside of Coalton. It was conducted by the Cadot-Blessing Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans [...]

Hear humorist at roundtable Oct. 24 on Civil War

Civil War lecturer, humorist and author Richard McMurry, of Dalton, Ga., will speak at the Johnson’s Island Civil War Roundtable at 7 p.m. Oct. 24, at T.J. Willie’s Restaurant, 738 W. Market St.
McMurry’s topic will be “A New Framework for the Civil War’s Military History.”

Ohio Wesleyan to Host Presentation About Mary Todd Lincoln

Noted author and history scholar Jean H. Baker, Ph.D., will discuss “The Many Lives of Mary Todd Lincoln” when she presents Ohio Wesleyan University’s 2010 Richard W. Smith Lecture at 8 p.m. Oct. 7 in Gray Chapel in University Hall.
Baker is the Bennett-Harwood Professor of History at Goucher College in Baltimore, Md. She is the [...]


Members of the Licking County Historical Alliance are continuing their planning for the 2011 commemoration of the Civil War’s sesquicentennial.
At a recent meeting, members finalized specifics for events scheduled for 2011. More than 40 Civil War-related events, hosted at 16 locations throughout Licking County, fill the 2011 calendar.

Civil War re-enactors battle rain at Fremont encampment

As it rained, a bearded man walked by the home of Rutherford B. Hayes.
The man, with a crooked tie and three stars on each shoulder, lit a cigar. He heard the 5th Michigan Regiment Band playing “Marching Through Georgia,” a song about Gen. William Sherman’s march to the sea, and shook his head.
“Sherman hated this [...]

Two worn Civil War flags set to be saved

Two more flags that flew as Ohioans fought and died during the Civil War are being repaired and restored to their former glory thanks to private donations.
Although flags from the 5th U.S. Colored Infantry and the 4th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry will be saved, hundreds of others are falling to pieces at the Ohio Historical Society [...]

Group to raise funds to revamp cannon

Bent on restoring Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman’s cannon, a local group plans to take people back in time to raise money for the Civil War-era artillery’s revamp.
The group anticipates its upcoming dinner event and auction, with a Sherman re-enactor in attendance, will bring it a few thousand dollars closer to its goal of about $23,000. [...]

Memorial service to commemorate Zanesville Civil War veteran

Pam Steele never has been to Zanesville, but she has family ties in the area that are sacred to her.
The Nashville, Tenn., resident has traced her family tree to Civil War soldier and Zanesville native Pvt. William Carver Burns, who not only fought for his country but also served the community throughout his life. In [...]

Forgotten East Union Twp. hero Knight took control of locomotive during famed Civil War rail raid

William J. Knight is probably the most famous man from Apple Creek that nobody there has ever heard of.
There are no signs along the main street designating the southeast Wayne County village as Knight’s birthplace. No monuments to him, no stone to mark where he was born in 1837 or where his family once ran [...]

Wood Co. seeks personal tales from Civil War

In April, 1865, a Perrysburg family paid the government to ship home the body of their son who died from infection and gangrene after he was wounded in a Civil War battle.
However, the body of a young Confederate soldier, dressed in gray, was sent instead. The family buried the Confederate soldier in the grave [...]