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Douglas, Stephen Arnold
Two-term United States Congressman and three-term United States Senator from Illinois Stephen A. Douglas was a prominent antebellum politician who championed popular sovereignty and was influential in the enactment of the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Continue Reading »
Sykes, George
Major General George Sykes was a career United States Army officer, whose 5th Corps of the Army of the Potomac successfully defended Little Round Top during the Battle of Gettysburg. Continue Reading »
French, William H.
A career military officer, Major General William French commanded the 3rd Army Corps during the Civil War from July 1863 to March 1864 Continue Reading »
Mine Run Campaign
The Mine Run Campaign was a short-lived Union offensive that pitted the Army of the Potomac against the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia from November 26–December 2, 1863 in Orange County, Virginia. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Station, Battle of
Fought on October 14, 1863, the Battle of Bristoe Station was a decisive Union victory during the Bristoe Campaign. Continue Reading »
Bristoe Campaign
The Bristoe Campaign was a short series of engagements that took place in northeastern Virginia between October 13 and November 7, 1863, as the Union Army of the Potomac pursued the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia following the Federal victory at the Battle of Gettysburg in July. Continue Reading »
Official Documents of the Civil War Indexed Alpha-numerically
Below is an annotated list of Civil War executive, general, and special orders related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed alpha-numerically. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. Continue Reading »
Official Documents of the Civil War Indexed by Date
Below is an annotated list of Civil War executive, general, and special orders related to entries in Ohio Civil War Central. The list is indexed by date. Click on any link to view a transcript of the selected document. Continue Reading »
General Orders, No. 115 (U.S. War Department)
On March 23, 1864, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 115 announcing the reorganization of the Army of the Potomac. Continue Reading »
87th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Three Months Service)
The 87th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio on June 10, 1862. Including recruits from nearly all of Ohio's eighty-eight counties, this regiment was to serve for a period of three months. Continue Reading »
Harney, William Selby
Co-author of the Price-Harney Agreement, Brigadier-General William S. Harney was a forty-five-year veteran of the United States Army, who participated in the Seminole Wars, the Black Hawk War, the Mexican-American War, the Mormon Expedition, and the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Blair, Francis Preston, Jr.
U.S. Senator and Congressman from Missouri, Frank P. Blair was one of President Abraham Lincoln's more successful political generals, rising to command the 15th and 17th Army Corps during most of the major campaigns in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Continue Reading »
Doubleday, Abner
Abner Doubleday was a career military officer and prominent Union general in the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Price-Harney Agreement
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Mexican-American War
Lasting from April 25, 1846-February 2, 1848, the Mexican-American War polarized sectional differences over the extension of slavery in the United States, and it served as a training ground for numerous general officers who fought on both sides during the American Civil War. 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 »
Compromise of 1850
The Compromise of 1850 was proposed by Kentucky Senator Henry Clay to resolve sectional issues in the United States regarding slavery after the Mexican-American War. Continue Reading »
Missouri Compromise
In addition to paving the way for the admission of Missouri and Maine to the Union, the Missouri Compromise established the tenet that Congress could regulate slavery in the territories even though the Constitution did not address the issue. Continue Reading »
Price-Harney Agreement (Transcript)
Concluded on May 21, 1861, the Price-Harney Agreement was an unsuccessful attempt to maintain peace in Missouri at the onset of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Price, Sterling
Sterling Price was an antebellum governor of Missouri, United States Congressman, and prominent Confederate commander in the Western Theater of the American Civil War. Continue Reading »

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