Tag Archives: Cincinnati

A Chronology of the Confederacy’s 1862 Counterstrokes

Several months ago, I crossed an item off my Civil War bucket list: visiting the Perryville battlefield. While at the visitor center, I watched a video which put the Confederate invasion of Kentucky into the larger context of the war. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Cincinnati in the Civil War

Cincinnati in the Civil War: The Union’s Queen City  By David L. Mowery The History Press, 2021, $26.99 Reviewed by Jon-Erik Gilot Historian David L. Mowery has in recent years delivered several outstanding books for those of us interested in … Continue reading

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Raising the Regiment: Die Neuner

Cincinnati’s German American community responded to the news of the surrender of Ft. Sumter and President Lincoln’s call for troops with unbridled enthusiasm. Handbills posted the evening of April 14, 1861 on the wall at Turner Hall on Walnut Street … Continue reading

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The Black Brigade and the Defense of Cincinnati

Panic seized citizens of Cincinnati during the first days of September, as the potential consequences of the recent Confederate victory at Richmond, Kentucky became apparent. As defeated Federal soldiers retreated north toward Louisville, Queen City residents worried that Confederate general … Continue reading

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Favorite Historical Person: Lew Wallace

As I think about people I admire historically, a spectrum of Federal commanders come to mind: Winfield S. Hancock, Nelson Miles, John Gibbon, etc. But recently, I have come to steadily respect and admire more and more Lew Wallace. Wallace … Continue reading

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Sketches from the Shenandoah: James Taylor’s Scrapbook

In the collections of the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland, Ohio rests With Sheridan Up the Shenandoah Valley. Leaves from a Special Artist’s Sketch Book and Diary. As the title implies, it is a book of incredibly realistic sketches and … Continue reading

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The Raid Ends: Morgan’s Raiders in Ohio

Part 3 of a three-part series  After five days in Indiana, Morgan and his men left the Sunmansville area and headed east. They reached Harrison, a small town that straddles the Indiana and Ohio border, on July 13, 1863. Colonel … Continue reading

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