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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 »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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