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Local troops on way to Atlanta with Sherman

August 25, 2014 The evening of Aug. 25, 1864, was the beginning of Gen. William T. Sherman’s move on Atlanta. Ralsa Rice of the 125th OVI and troops in the 105th OVI were aware of the preparations. more »»

 
 
 
Soldier tells story to his parents in Farmington

August 18, 2014 In the summer of 1863, a vast cavalry depot was established at Giesnoro Point in the District of Columbia, which gave the Union Army the horse power to challenge the Confederacy’s mounted units. more »»

Soldiers from Trumbull deserve recognition

August 11, 2014 When the War of the Rebellion began with the bombardment of Fort Sumter, most Trumbull County natives were going about their lives as they normally would. more »»

Battle aims to cut access to water

August 4, 2014 During this week in the Civil War 150 years ago a key naval engagement, The Battle of Mobile Bay, was fought. At the very beginning of the war the Union’s highest ranking office military officer, Gen. more »»

Grant vs. Lee at the Battle of the Crater

July 28, 2014 By CAROLE BABYAK Special to the Tribune Chronicle Civil War July 28, 1864 — Aug. 2, 1864 Several significant events occurred this week during the Civil War. more »»

Soldier files update of fighting

July 21, 2014 This article contains the correspondence from the 14th Ohio Battery (Light Artillery) and represents the news of the outfit whose earlier letter was published in this column four weeks ago. more »»

Soldiers tell own stories

July 14, 2014 The experiences of those who marched, fought, and survived the trials and tribulations of the war are most profound when written in their own han. more »»

Confederates invade Union soil for 3rd time

July 7, 2014 One hundred fifty years ago this week in Civil War history, a Confederate detachment of forces from Gen. Robert E. more »»

The death of Lt. Alson Dilley

June 30, 2014 Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27, 1864 For three weeks in June it rained. Army wagons slushed through mud. The assault on Kennesaw Mountain took place on June 27, 1864, but according to Gen. more »»

A delayed letter from the 14th Ohio Battery

June 23, 2014 The 14th Ohio Battery (Light Artillery) was mustered into service in September 1861, for three years. Enlistments in the Battery came from Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga and Trumbull counties. more »»

The ‘Bloody Seventh’ comes home with battle scars

June 16, 2014 This week 150 years ago in Civil War history, the Seventh Ohio — The Rooster Regiment; ‘‘The Bloody Seventh,’’ as they were referred to — came home at last. more »»

Trumbull troops keep Morgan’s Raiders busy

June 9, 2014 One hundred fifty years ago this week in the Civil War, scores, if not hundreds, of Trumbull boys were involved in an engagement with forces led by John Hunt Morgan, of Morgan’s Raid fame, near... more »»

June ’64 finds Trumbull soldiers in Ga., Va.

June 2, 2014 Gen. Jacob Cox — the former Warren schools superintendent and future 28th governor of Ohio — kept a diary during the Civil War, and he referred to it when writing after the war. more »»

‘Born on eagle wings in our patriotic mission’

May 26, 2014 Lt. Alson C. Dilley of Company C, 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, kept family members back in Trumbull County informed of the regiment’s activities during May, 1864. more »»

Grant and Sherman plan Atlanta Campaign

May 19, 2014 As spring in the South began to take shape 150 years ago this week, generals Grant and Sherman had made their plans for the Atlanta Campaign. After the Nov. 27, 1864, debacle at Taylor’s Ridge, G. more »»

Bungling hampers Resaca offensive

May 12, 2014 This week in Civil War history was rife with major engagements and fierce fighting. May of 1864 was the bloodiest month of the entire Civil War. There was fighting on almost every front. more »»

Area cavalry in Battle of Wilderness

May 5, 2014 May 5 and 6, 1864 The Battle of the Wilderness was fought in Virginia on May 5 and 6, 1864. This was the beginning of Gen. more »»

Lordstown honors its veterans at dinner

April 28, 2014 This article appeared in the May 4, 1864, edition of the Western Reserve Chronicle: “The citizens of Lordstown, and vicinity, met at the center, April 15th, bringing with them loads of provisions an... more »»

Local boys are heading for Atlanta

April 14, 2014 During this week in the Civil War 150 years ago, hundreds of Trumbull County boys in many units were emerging from winter quarters and starting advances from several directions to join up with... more »»

Warren’s general becomes division commander

April 7, 2014 With furloughs over, the men of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry returned to service in April 1864 to find that they were now in the Army of the Potomac. more »»

Recruit offers his insight on military

March 31, 2014 Thomas Corwin Sherman of Green Township, Mahoning County, enlisted in Company E, Ohio Second Calvary Regiment, on March 8, 1864. He was just three months short of his 19th birthday. Pvt. more »»

 
 

 

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