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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 »»

News comes of victory

December 9, 2013 Several weeks had passed with no news being received by the editor of the Western Reserve Chronicle from local troops fighting in Tennessee. more »»

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 »»



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