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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 »»

Regiment release date becomes point of contention

March 24, 2014 Bridgeport, Ala., lies southwest of Chattanooga, Tenn., and has been the winter quarters for many regiments of the Union Army. more »»

Armies celebrate St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2014 One hundred fifty years ago this week in the Civil War, it was a relatively quiet time. Most military units were still in winter quarters, and all major military movements were still postponed. more »»

Troop movement signals start of campaign

March 3, 2014 Two letters from Quartermaster Sgt. John S. Galbraith of the Sixth Ohio Veteran Cavalry Regiment describe the movement of the regiment from winter quarters in Cleveland to Warrenton, Va. more »»

Weary Union soldiers face re-enlistment questions

February 24, 2014 This is a letter home to Warren sent from a member of the 7th Regiment on the question of whether to reenlist in the Union Army after three years’ service: Bridgeport, Ala. Fe. more »»

Underwater attack is a first for naval warfare

February 17, 2014 During this week 150 years ago in Civil War history an event occurred which involved no one from Trumbull County, but was a notable first in the annals of naval warfare. On Feb. more »»

Armies prepare for spring battles

February 10, 2014 Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was eager to push back Confederate Gen. James Longstreet in eastern Tennessee. Army intelligence learned that Longstreet had been reinforced and was ready to attack. more »»

Local men re-enlist for continued military service

February 3, 2014 In several of its weekly issues of January 1864, the Western Reserve Chronicle has reported the re-enlistment of local soldiers who were recruited more than two years ag. more »»

Booze ban in Ohio unlikely to be enforced

January 20, 2014 One hundred fifty years ago this week, hostilities in the Civil War were few and minor. Most units were hunkered down in winter quarters. Many had been in that posture for weeks. more »»

Winter harsh to local troops in Civil War

January 13, 2014 Civil War happenings Jan. 12-18, 1864: All the troops stationed in Eastern Tennessee said January 1864 was extremely col. more »»

Doctor pays visit to soldiers from Trumbull

January 6, 2014 Dr. M.C. Woodworth of Warren sent a letter to the editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle detailing his inspection tour of hospitals and convalescent camps in towns on the Ohio Rive. more »»

1863 ends quietly, with mostly words

December 30, 2013 The month of December was a very quiet month for hostilities. However, there were many items before the Congress in regards to the war. more »»

Civil War took no holiday

December 23, 2013 One hundred and fifty years ago, it was Christmas week 1863, the third Christmas of the Civil Wa. more »»

Poor conditions in prisoner camps sparks ire

December 15, 2013 George Washington Williams was born in Howland, the son of Joseph and Melinda Williams residing on Howland Springs Road. George enlisted in the 6th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry on Nov. 31, 1861. On Sept. more »»



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