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Ohio Civil War Central Encyclopedia

The Ohio Civil War Encyclopedia is a collection of articles about people, places, and events related to Ohio’s involvement in the American Civil War. Entries and other types of content are organized contextually by Categories, which are listed below. The Encyclopedia cross-references with other areas of this website, providing a comprehensive view of the Civil War and Ohio’s role.


The Civil War provided some of our nation’s most important historical documents.


Many men served as officers during the Civil War and served in units that fought in many of the most important battles.


From Abolitionists to Peace Democrats, there were many groups with roots in Ohio that made an impact on the war.

Military Units

Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men during the Civil War.


Organizations played a significant political role during the Civil War.


Many famous people in the Civil War came from Ohio, including Ulysses S. Grant and William T. Sherman.


Explore content about the places where major events took place during the Civil War.