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Bentonville, Battle of
The Battle of Bentonville, fought from March 19 through March 21, 1865, near Bentonville, North Carolina, was the final battle of Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Continue Reading »
Carolinas Campaign
Major General William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign of 1865 was the last major Union offensive in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Army of Tennessee
The Army of Tennessee was the Confederacy's primary fighting force in the Western Theater of the American Civil War between 1862 and 1865. Continue Reading »
Johnston, Joseph E.
Joseph Eggleston Johnston was a Confederate military leader during the American Civil War, who received both criticism and praise for his defensive tactics during the Peninsula and Atlanta Campaigns. Continue Reading »
Rappahannock Station I, Battle of
Lasting from August 22 to 25, 1862, the Battle of Rappahannock Station I was a series of small engagements between the General Robert E. Lee's Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and Major General John Pope's Union Army of Virginia. Continue Reading »
Rappahannock Station II, Battle of
Fought on November 7, 1863, the Battle of Rappahannock Station II was the final and deciding engagement of the Bristoe Campaign in Northern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Hoover's Gap, Battle of
The Battle of Hoover's Gap was the decisive engagement of Union General William Rosecrans's brilliantly executed Tullahoma Campaign that drove the Confederates out of Middle Tennessee in 1863. Continue Reading »
Washington Peace Conference
Proposed by Virginia and chaired by former U.S. President John Tyler, the Washington Peace Conference was an unsuccessful eleventh-hour attempt to save the Union and avoid the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Ohio Civil War Monuments
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, City Park, Bellaire, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Cannon and Memorial, Weeks Cemetery, Bridgeport, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Greenlawn Cemetery, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
John Brown's Raid on Harpers Ferry
On October 16, 1859, militant abolitionist John Brown led an ill-fated assault on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, that intensified the sectional dispute over slavery and hastened the nation toward civil war. Continue Reading »
Brown, John
John Brown was an ardent abolitionist whose raid on the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry in October 1859 intensified the sectional dispute over slavery in the United States and hastened the nation toward civil war. Continue Reading »
Lee, Robert E.
Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807, at Stratford, a family plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the fifth child of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Continue Reading »
Soldier Monument, Ohio University Commons, Athens, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Cannon, Greenlawn Cemetery, Doanville, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »
Kansas-Nebraska Act
The Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854 was introduced by Illinois Senator Stephen A. Douglas to expedite the formation of new territories in the Louisiana Purchase west of Missouri. Continue Reading »
Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, 44th Street and Main Avenue, Ashtabula, Ohio
Ohio’s American Civil War soldiers and civilians sought to commemorate the troopers’ devotion to and service with the United States by constructing monuments and other memorials. Continue Reading »

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Ohio Civil War Central: An Encyclopedia of the American Civil War