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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

Camp Dayton

With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize … Read more

Camp Portsmouth

1861–1862 With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to … 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

David Tod

February 21, 1805 – November 13, 1868 David Tod was the twenty-fifth Governor of Ohio, serving from January 4, 1862 through January 11, 1864. … Read more

Edson Baldwin Olds

June 3, 1802 – January 24, 1869 Edson B. Olds was a Copperhead leader and three-term U.S. Congressman from Ohio. In 1862, federal officials … 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

Mount Adams Battery

With the Civil War’s outbreak, both the North and the South were ill prepared for the conflict. Ohio Governor William Dennison hoped to utilize … Read more