Tag Archives: Johnson’s Island

“One of the Most Bloodless Campaigns of the War” – The ‘Invasion’ of Erie, PA

Erie, Pennsylvania, situated in the northwest corner of the state astride Lake Erie, has a strong Civil War history. Several hard fighting regiments, including the 83rd (known as the Erie Regiment), 111th and 145th Pennsylvania, were raised in Erie. Strong … Continue reading

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Damned Green Yanks: The 171st Ohio at Keller’s Bridge, Kentucky

ECW welcomes back guest author Dan Masters The morning of June 9, 1864 began like many mornings at the prisoner of war camp on Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, Ohio. Sea gulls flew over the camp as redwing blackbirds added their … Continue reading

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A Conversation with Dave Roth (part three)

(part three in a five-part series) I’ve been talking this week with Blue & Gray Magazine editor Dave Roth, the recipient of this year’s Emerging Civil War Award for Service in Civil War Public History. Yesterday, he shared a few … Continue reading

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Civil War On Lake Erie

When presented with a map of the United States, most people can identify the general region in which the Civil War was fought. Few would point to Michigan, Wisconsin, or New York – which might lead you to question the … Continue reading

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