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General Alvin P. Hovey’s Division At the Battle of Champion Hill

Key Battle in the Vicksburg Campaign After crossing the Mississippi River at Bruinsburg, Mississippi on April 30th, the Union Army of Major General Ulysses S. Grant marched inland in a northeasterly direction.  Grant’s forces...

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The Capture of Fort Henry, Tennessee February 1862

In the fall of 1861, Captain Jesse Taylor accepted command of the artillery at Fort Henry, a Confederate garrison on the Tennessee River near the Kentucky–Tennessee border. The Tennessee flows from eastern Tennessee southwest into...

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Ohio’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration

The State of Ohio sent over 200 infantry, cavalry, and artillery regiments into action in the Civil War. Approximately 35,500 Ohioans who served in the war died of combat wounds or disease.  Ohio was...