5 09, 2018

GEN. WILLIAMS HAINES LYTLE – POET WARRIOR

2018-09-26T17:30:08+00:00

GEN. WILLIAM HAINES LYTLE THE POET-WARRIOR Gen. William Haines Lytle, (November 2, 1826 - September 20, 1863), the Poet-Warrior, was from a wealthy and politically connected family in Cincinnati, Ohio. After passing the bar exam, he established a law firm in Cincinnati, later served as a captain in

GEN. WILLIAMS HAINES LYTLE – POET WARRIOR 2018-09-26T17:30:08+00:00
5 09, 2018

GEN. WILLIAM ROSECRANS

2018-09-26T17:35:02+00:00

GEN. WILLIAM ROSECRANS William Starke Rosecrans, Commander of the Union Army of the Cumberland from October 24, 1862 to October 19, 1863, was born in 1819 on a farm near Little Taylor Run in Delaware County, Ohio. Unable to afford college, Rosecrans applied for an appointment to West

GEN. WILLIAM ROSECRANS 2018-09-26T17:35:02+00:00
5 09, 2018

DR. MARY WALKER

2018-09-26T17:46:14+00:00

DR. MARY WALKER Dr. Mary Walker graduated Syracuse (New York) Medical College in 1855 and went into private practice for a few years, including a brief stint in Columbus, Ohio. When the Civil War started, Walker tried to join the Union Army as a surgeon. Army surgeons were

DR. MARY WALKER 2018-09-26T17:46:14+00:00
5 09, 2018

THE LIGHTNING BRIGADE

2018-09-26T17:48:36+00:00

LIGHTNING BRIGADE SOLDIER The Lightning Brigade, the 92nd, 98th and 123rd Illinois, and 17th and 72nd Indiana, was one of the most potent fighting units in the Civil war, and their audacious and overwhelming early victories sparked the creation of a brand new type of military unit, the mounted infantry.

THE LIGHTNING BRIGADE 2018-09-26T17:48:36+00:00
5 09, 2018

52nd OHIO INFANTRY

2018-09-26T17:57:11+00:00

OHIO CIVIL WAR SOLDIERS In the summer of 1862, Ohio Governor David Tod authorized the creation of the 52nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry and recruited Daniel McCook Jr. to serve as the command's first colonel. In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the Union Army with 260 regiments,

52nd OHIO INFANTRY 2018-09-26T17:57:11+00:00
5 09, 2018

BERDAN’S SHARPSHOOTERS

2018-09-26T17:57:58+00:00

BERDAN'S SHARPSHOOTERS The Sharps breech loading rifle was made famous when the Union’s flamboyant Berdan Sharpshooters made them their weapons of choice. For fifteen years before the Civil War, Hiram Berdan was one of this country's leading marksmen. He was personally appointed by President Abraham Lincoln to be the Colonel

BERDAN’S SHARPSHOOTERS 2018-09-26T17:57:58+00:00
5 09, 2018

MURDER OF ROBERT LATIMER McCOOK

2018-09-26T18:32:55+00:00

Brigadier General Robert Latimer McCook was one of the famed Fighting McCooks of Ohio, seventeen men from the same family who fought for the Union, including four who would become generals. On August 5, 1862, McCook was shot in a skirmish near Huntsville, Alabama. At the time, renegade

MURDER OF ROBERT LATIMER McCOOK 2018-09-26T18:32:55+00:00
5 09, 2018

SINKING OF THE SULTANA

2018-09-26T18:33:51+00:00

  THE SULTANA When the Civil War concluded, many of the inmates at Andersonville Prison were taken to temporary parole camps outside Vicksburg, Miss. They were given medical treatment, food and clothing while awaiting transport home, by train or steamboat. The Sultana, a 260-foot-long wooden Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat which

SINKING OF THE SULTANA 2018-09-26T18:33:51+00:00
5 09, 2018

MURDER OF BULL NELSON

2018-09-26T18:34:31+00:00

The Battle of Richmond, Kentucky, fought August 29-30, 1862. It was a shocking, one-sided loss by Union Major General, William "Bull" Nelson's forces to the Confederates of Major General Edmund Kirby Smith. In the first major battle in Kentucky, Nelson had sent 6,800 men into battle, and 5.353 of them

MURDER OF BULL NELSON 2018-09-26T18:34:31+00:00
5 09, 2018

GEN. JOHN T. WILDER

2018-09-22T21:53:25+00:00

Born New York, Gen. John T. Wilder was descended from a long line battlefield heroes and patriots. Both his grandfather and great grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War, and legend has it the younger man replaced the older man on the line at Bunker Hill after a cannonball removed

GEN. JOHN T. WILDER 2018-09-22T21:53:25+00:00
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