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Ambrose Everett Burnside

May 23, 1824–September 13, 1881 Ambrose Everett Burnside was an American politician, industrialist, inventor, and one of four generals to command the Army of … Read more

Anti-war Protests

During the American Civil War, nearly 330,000 Ohio men served in the Union military. Numerous Ohio civilians also supported the war effort by growing … Read more

Battle of Fort Fizzle

June 17, 1863 In 1863, due to the declining number of volunteers, the United States government instituted the Conscription Act. Under this directive, which … Read more

Charles Anderson

June 1, 1814–September 2, 1895 Born on June 1, 1814 near Louisville, Kentucky, Charles Anderson spent his youth in Kentucky. Anderson's father, Colonel Richard … Read more

Clement Vallandigham

Born on July 29, 1820, in New Lisbon, Ohio. Vallandigham spent most of his youth at home, receiving an education from his father who … Read more

Conscription Act

March 3, 1863 On March 3, 1863 the United States President Abraham Lincoln signed the Conscription Act (aka the Enrollment Act), which required states … Read more


A majority of Northerners supported the Union war effort, yet a sizable and vocal minority opposed the conflict. Most of the opponents, the Copperheads, … Read more

General Orders, No. 104 (U.S. War Department)

August 13, 1862 On August 13, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 104, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's executive order prohibiting citizens … Read more

General Orders, No. 141 (U.S. War Department)

September 25, 1862 On September 25, 1862, the U.S. War Department issued General Orders, No. 141, announcing President Abraham Lincoln's proclamation suspending the writ … Read more

George Brinton McClellan

During the American Civil War, George Brinton McClellan twice served as the commanding general of the Army of the … Read more

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