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Troops off to Chattanooga

December 2, 2013 After President Lincoln had given his Gettysburg address on Nov. 19, 1863, he went back to Washington and had become ill with a mild form of smallpox. more »»

Union gains control of Tennessee

November 25, 2013 This week 150 years ago in Civil War history was highlighted with some of the most dramatic fighting and one of the most pivotal engagements of the entire war. more »»

Lincoln on way to Gettysburg

November 18, 2013 Nov. 18, 1863 — 150 years ago today — President Abraham Lincoln was on his way to Gettysburg, Pa., to give a speech for the dedication of the National Cemetery. more »»

Lincoln establishes fall tradition

November 11, 2013 In the days following the Battle of Gettysburg and the surrender of the Confederate army at Vicksburg, a document was issued from the White House which would establish our tradition of observing the... more »»

Fighting is about to shift south for local soldiers

November 4, 2013 Since the first week of October, 1863, all troops who were not deemed essential at their current stations were sent to Chattanooga, Tenn., to join the forces of General Gran. more »»

Daring plan breaks siege on Chattanooga

October 28, 2013 During this week 150 years ago, all eyes were on Chattanooga, Tenn., where the Union Army of the Cumberland had been under siege for the 5 1/2 weeks since the end of the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept. more »»

Union Army licking wounds after Chickamauga

September 30, 2013 The major Civil War focus 150 years ago this week was on the fate of the Union Army of the Cumberland, which was hunkered down in Chattanooga, Tenn. more »»

Ohio troops fought at Chickamauga

September 23, 2013 The 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry played an important role in the Battle of Chickamauga. Col. Emerson Opdycke’s commander was Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas. more »»

Draft riots in the Big Apple

September 16, 2013 Special to the Tribune Chronicle From July 13th to the 16th 1863 there was a tremendous backlash to the new ‘draft’ laws issued by Congress and President Lincoln. more »»

Warren soldier writes home from Georgia, Tennessee

September 9, 2013 All during the Civil War, Emerson Opdycke kept up a regular correspondence with his wife, Lucy Stevens Opdycke, in Warren. more »»

Trip to New York stalled by sand bar

September 2, 2013 From July 13 to 16, 1863, there was a tremendous backlash to the new ‘draft’ laws issued by Congress and President Lincol. more »»

Exploits of Trumbull troops recounted

August 26, 2013 The 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry of the Army of the Cumberland and soon to gain the sobriquet “Tigers” for its role in the Battle of Chickamauga in September 1863, was encamped on Aug. more »»

Chattanooga Campaign under way

August 19, 2013 Aug. 16, 1863, was the opening of the Chattanooga Campaign. The 105th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Army of the Cumberland and the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, now in the Army of the Ohio under Gen. more »»

Fatal accident occurs at Cleveland rail depot

August 12, 2013 The Western Reserve Chronicle of Aug. 19, 1863, reported the story of a railroad accident in Cleveland that resulted in the death of Adjutant Charles A. Brooks of the 7th Ohio Infantry Regiment. more »»

The 7th Ohio on the march after Gettysburg

August 5, 2013 The 7th Ohio, of which Company H was from Warren, played a significant role on the third day of July as they helped defend Culp’s Hill. more »»

Gettysburg campaign ends; South loses hope of help

July 29, 2013 This week 150 years ago during the Civil War the major military moves of mid-summer tapered off but heavy skirmishing continued. On Aug. 1, 1863, Gen. George Meade’s anemic pursuit of Gen. Robert . more »»

Trumbull soldier tussled with Morgan’s men

July 22, 2013 Company E of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Cavalry was chosen to pursue Gen. John Hunt Morgan. more »»

News of Morgan’s destructive raid reaches Trumbull County

July 15, 2013 Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan and his cavalry raiders began their famous Ohio raid in the summer of 1863 when they crossed into Ohio from Indiana on July 13. more »»

No Trumbull soldiers died at Gettysburg

July 8, 2013 Records indicate that the state of Ohio had 4,734 men present during the Battle of Gettysburg. Of these, 158 were killed, 691 wounded and another 258 missing. more »»

 
 
 

 

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