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One Hundred Sixtieth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
SEE 160th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry»
One Hundred Sixty-first Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
SEE 161st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry»
Fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
SEE 5th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry»
First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
SEE 1st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry»
Second Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
SEE 2nd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry»
Seventh Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
SEE 7th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry»
7th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
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. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict. Continue Reading »
Monitor and the Merrimack, Battle of the
SEE Hampton Roads, Battle of»
Ironclads, Battle of the
SEE Hampton Roads, Battle of»
Hampton Roads, Battle of
Also known as the Battle of the Monitor and the Merrimack and the Battle of the Ironclads, the Battle of Hampton Roads was the most notable naval battle of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Chivington, John M.
Known as the "Fighting Parson," John M. Chivington was an ordained Methodist minister and Union officer, who was acclaimed for his performance at the Battle of Glorietta Pass but condemned for his role in the Sand Creek Massacre. Continue Reading »
Third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
SEE 3rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry»
3rd Regiment Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
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. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict. Continue Reading »
Smith, William F. "Baldy"
Commonly known as "Baldy," Major General William F. Smith was a prominent officer in both theaters of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Island No. 10, Battle of
SEE Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10»
New Madrid, Battle of
SEE Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10»
Operations at New Madrid and Island No. 10
Brigadier-General John Pope's successful operations against New Madrid, Missouri and Island No. 10, on the Mississippi River, between February 28 and April 8, 1862, propelled the Union one step closer to placing a stranglehold on the Confederacy by seizing control of the Mississippi River down to Fort Pillow in Tennessee. Continue Reading »
Glorieta Pass, Battle of
Often referred to as the Gettysburg of the West, the Battle of Glorieta Pass, fought on March 26-28, near Santa Fe, New Mexico, was the decisive turning-point of the American Civil War in the Far Western Theater. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Letter to Joseph Hooker
On January 26, 1863, President Lincoln wrote to Joseph Hooker, giving him advice about commanding the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
Granger, Gordon
A career United States Army officer, Major General Gordon Granger held numerous commands and participated in many engagements in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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