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  1. John Hartwell

    A Brother's Visit Across the Lines

    Pvt. Townsend, 1863 The University of Ohio Digital Archives contain a scrapbook which is entitled William F. Townsend’s War Diary. It is, in actuality, Townsend’s reminiscences of his service in Co. C of the 30th Ohio Regiment, and published in the Pomeroy, Ohio newspaper, The Leader, at the...
  2. Belle Montgomery

    New book covers “Opdycke’s Tigers,” the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War

    WOOSTER — Author and historian Thomas Crowl will discuss his new regimental history “Opdycke’s Tigers in the Civil War: A History of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry” (McFarland & Company, 2019) at the Wayne County Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and also will appear at the...
  3. Belle Montgomery

    Embracing history through American Civil War reenacting: Reenactors share their love for history, educating people and their fears

    At dawn on an eerie morning in Sharpsburg, Maryland, the firing of a hundred cannons lit up the dark sky, illuminating the bodies of thousands of men reenacting the bloodiest day in American military history. Among the many Union soldiers at the reenactment of the Battle of Antietam in...
  4. Belle Montgomery

    266 Professional Photos of Recent Reenacment-Much Detail!

    OK … don't mean to be redundant because I've recently posted other pics of the event but this link was just sent to me last night. There are 266 professional pics (yeah I'm in one) from the Zoar, Oh (we did both the Battle of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania) reenactment and I thought you may...
  5. Belle Montgomery

    Fashion Show

    If anyone missed I posted pics with about 20 different style dresses/hoopskirts from the Zoar Reenactment this past weekend. Lots of lovely styles to view. I wished I could've got all of them but the venue was too huge (throughout the entire town) and I was stationary most of the time. Was not...
  6. Belle Montgomery

    First Battle of Petersburg in Ohio

    They're even building earthworks for it! You can register the day of event! Hope to see you there! Civil War Reenactment 2019 – The First Battle of Petersburg August 10 @ 10:00 am - August 11 @ 5:00 pm...
  7. Belle Montgomery

    Hale Farm Civil War Reenactment Video

    This is a well done video from last year. The event will be August 10 & 11 this year.
  8. T

    Is anyone here familiar with the Piedmontese M1844/60 musket?

    Hi everyone! I had been doing some firearm research lately and came across a Piedmontese M1844/60 that had been imported by the Federal Government in 1862 for military use. I wasn't able to find much about the firearm other than less than ten thousand were imported by the government during the...
  9. Belle Montgomery

    Century Village Museum Reenactment Photos- Burton, Ohio

    Sorry but I took no great shots of cannons or battle scenes as it was extremely humid and record breaking temp and I mostly hung around my spy display in the shade so I'll share these. The black & white ones of me were taken by a professional photographer who happened to be there and asked me...
  10. Belle Montgomery

    Ohio Civil War Show

    It was cold and wet this past weekend so the turnout wasn't as good as usual but at least on Sunday it started clearing up and President Garfield even made it! Only have a few shots that my husband took...
  11. Belle Montgomery

    Civil War Reenactment Aboard the Lorena Sternwheeler Paddleboat in Ohio Annually -Video

    Just found this and it looks like so much fun I'd thought I'd share! It's in Zanesville, Ohio Gotta love the Reb prisoner's spirit! :bounce: The boat has a Facebook page too! Looks like tickets sell fast. Details for 2019: Friday, July 26 Public Ride 2:00 – 3:00 *Civil War Reenactment Night...
  12. Belle Montgomery

    Discussion Civil War era flag returns to Ohio statehouse 154 years after flying over Lincoln's body

    COLUMBUS (WCMH) -- Wearing latex gloves, a team of people lifted the fragile material of the 150+ year old flag as they slid it from its display table to the floor atop a sheet of plastic. The 36-star flag is an artifact and in remarkably good shape for its age. This is no ordinary 9-foot by...
  13. Buckeye Bill

    Ulysses S. Grant's Boyhood Home

    The Grant Boyhood Home in Georgetown, Ohio was the home of Ulysses S. Grant, 18th president of the United States. Grant's parents moved to this home from Point Pleasant, Ohio when Grant was an infant. Grant would stay in this house until he was accepted into the United States Army Academy at...
  14. luinrina

    Administrator, spymaster – Henry B. Carrington

    Civil War Training Camps Miifotos.com - Harrisburg Pa Civil War Henry Beebee Carrington was born in Wallingford, Connecticut on March 2, 1824 to Miles and Mary Beebee Carrington. His grandfather, James Carrington, was superintendent of the arms manufactory in Whitneyville, Connecticut from...
  15. Belle Montgomery

    Ohio Regimental Military Ball at the McKinley Grand Hotel

    Just an FYI: Saturday February 16th Please make a note when you arrive at McKinley Grand Hotel for Guest Registration: Friday Evening Arrival: Please call Holly 330-720-8093 or David 419-203-3518 Saturday Arrival: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm Come and enjoy a wonderful day of...
  16. JPK Huson 1863

    " Whose Dog Are You? " Curly, 11th Ohio, Makes It Home From War

    Advertisements for ' performing dog ' acts were fairly common although this is the most delightful ad I've come across ( 1864 ). While circus acts toured the country, best performers around went to war. They performed magic tricks, like surviving a war. Curly may have made an appearance here...
  17. LoyaltyOfDogs

    "That Dog Jack" of the 35th Ohio

    A patriotic Kentuckian, brave in battle, devoid of vanity, never a gambler, and an accomplished forager, Jack of Company B, the Thirty-Fifth Ohio regiment, "damaged the confederacy as much as lay in his power by doing his best to eat the rebels out of house and home, which was an approved way to...
  18. Belle Montgomery

    The Life of a Civil War Reenactor- 2017 Feature Film Special made in Zoar, Ohio

    Lot's of talk on here about the decline of reenacting so I thought I'd post this. Zoar claims to be the largest one in Ohio and so does Case Western Reserve University's Hale Farm reenactment. I'm planning on Zoar's next year-it rotates with Beaver Creek's. BTW-Isn't this 49th Ohio your group...
  19. J

    Best reproduction kepi or forage hat

    Hey everyone, Looking for a reproduction kepi or forage hat to wear around just for fun. My ancestor was in he Ohio 73rd, Co. E. I wanted to get a nice one. What kind of insignia might he have had in his? Any and all recommendations appreciated. By the way, my ancestor served from 61-65, would...
  20. AUG

    Color Guard of the 30th Ohio Infantry

    Ran across this image on LoC. Description: Title: Five unidentified soldiers of the last Color Guard of the 30th Ohio Infantry Regiment in uniforms with rifles and tattered flags. Creator(s): The Louisville Gallery of Photography, No. 85 Fourth Street, Louisville, Kentucky. Date...
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