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Garnett, Robert Selden
Confederate Brigadier-General Robert S. Garnett was mortally wounded at the Battle of Corrick's Ford on July 13, 1861, making him the first general officer on either side to be killed during the American Civil War. Continue Reading »
Rich Mountain, Battle of
The Battle of Rich Mountain was fought on July 11, 1861, in Randolph County, Virginia (now West Virginia). 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 »
Army of the South
Formed in February 1865 and commanded by Major General Joseph E. Johnston, the Confederate Army of the South, consisted of the Army of Tennessee and all troops in Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and the Department of Southern Virginia. Continue Reading »
Army of the Ohio 1863 - 1865
During the American Civil War, there were two Union armies designated as the Army of the Ohio. The second Army of the Ohio existed during the years 1863 to 1865. Continue Reading »
Army of the Mississippi (USA) (1863)
Unofficially organized and discontinued in January 1863, the second Army of the Mississippi easily overran Brigadier-General Thomas J. Churchill's Confederate garrison at Fort Hindman during the Battle of Arkansas Post (January 9-11, 1863). Continue Reading »
Army of the James
During the American Civil War, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant consolidated troops from the Department of Virginia and North Carolina to form the Army of the James to support his Overland Campaign in 1864. Continue Reading »
Chase, Salmon Portland
Salmon Portland Chase was the twenty-third Governor of Ohio, a U.S. Senator, the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury during the Civil War, and the Sixth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue Reading »
Iuka, Battle of
Fought on September 19, 1862, the Battle of Iuka was an engagement between Union Major General William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Mississippi and Confederate Major General Sterling Price's Army of the West. Continue Reading »
Van Dorn, Earl
Earl Van Dorn was a prominent Confederate general officer whose military career was cut short when he was assassinated by a jealous husband in 1863. 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 »
General Orders, No. 84 (Department of the Ohio)
On June 1, 1863, Major General Ambrose E. Burnside issued General Orders, No. 84 (Department of the Ohio) suppressing the distribution of the New York World and the publication of the Chicago Times because of their anti-war rhetoric. Continue Reading »
Official Union Documents of the Civil War Indexed by Date
Below is an annotated list of links to official Union Civil War documents 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 »
Official Union Documents of the Civil War Indexed Alpha-numerically
Below is an annotated list of links to official Union Civil War documents 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 »
General Orders, No. 38 (Department of the Ohio)
Major-General Ambrose Burnside issued General Orders, No. 38 on April 13, 1863 in an effort to silence opponents of the Civil War in the Department of the Ohio. Continue Reading »
Conscription Act
On March 3, 1863 the United States President Abraham Lincoln signed the Conscription Act (aka the Enrollment Act), which required states to implement conscription (a draft) if they were unable to provide a proscribed number of volunteers for the Union forces during the Civil War. Continue Reading »
McClernand, John Alexander
John A. McClernand was an American lawyer, Democratic politician, and Union general who Ulysses S. Grant relieved as commander of the Army of Tennessee prior to the surrender of Vicksburg. Continue Reading »
President Lincoln's Executive Order for the "Arrest and Imprisonment of Irresponsible Newspaper Reporters and Editors"
On May 18, 1864, President Lincoln issued an executive order commanding Major General John A. Dix to arrest and imprison the editors, proprietors, and publishers of the New York World and New York Journal of Commerce newspapers for printing false stories giving comfort to the enemies of the U.S. Continue Reading »
Emancipation Proclamation
Issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation stated that people held in slavery in areas designated in rebellion against the United States to be freed from bondage. Continue Reading »
Army of the Cumberland
During the American Civil War, the Army of the Cumberland participated in nearly all of the major campaigns in the Western Theater. Continue Reading »

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