Black Slave Owners
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Western Border

Civil War on the Western Border, 1854-1865
Fanatical politics of the western frontier, immigrant abolitionists with loaded Spencer rifles funded by mysterious personages back East, cut-throats, gin heads and horse thieves, colorful character descriptions

New Lisbon Road, Wellsville Ohio

American Civil War
July 26, 1863

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John Hunt Morgan Raiders

John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders
The "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" John Hunt Morgan from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Greeneville, Tennessee.

After escaping encirclement at Buffington's Island with about 400 of his men, Morgan continued east and north, attempting to find a safe crossing over the Ohio River. With several columns of Union cavalry in hot pursuit, Morgan passed through Salineville, riding down the railroad toward Smith's Ford. Turning onto the New Lisbon Road, Morgan's raiders were finally cut off.  Morgan surrendered. During this raid, Morgan and his men captured and paroled about 6,000 Union soldiers and militia, destroyed 34 bridges, disrupted the railroads at more than 60 places, and diverted tens of thousands of troops from other duties.

Result(s): Union victory

Location: Columbiana County

Campaign: Morgan's Raid in Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio (July 1863)

Date(s): July 26, 1863

Principal Commanders: Brig. Gen. James Shackelford [US]; Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan [CS]

Forces Engaged: 3,000 total (US 2,600; CS 400)

Estimated Casualties: 364 total (US none; CS 364)

Civil War Revolver Pistol
Civil War Model 1851 Naval Pistol
Engraved Silver Tone / Gold Tone Finish and Wooden Grips - Replica of Revolver Used by Both USA / Union and CSA / Confederate Forces
Ohio State Battle Map
State Battle Maps
Civil War Summary
Underground Railroad
American Civil War Exhibits
Confederate Commanders
Civil War Timeline
Women in the War
Cavalry Sabre
Cavalry Saber
This fine replica is 39 inches overall and features a highly polished 33 inch carbon steel blade. Its leather wrapped handle fits the hand perfectly and sports decorative brass accents and a shiny brass pommel.
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John Hunt Morgan Raiders

John Hunt Morgan and His Raiders
The "Thunderbolt of the Confederacy" John Hunt Morgan from Tompkinsville, Kentucky to Greeneville, Tennessee.

A Light and Uncertain Hold: A History of the Sixty-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Thackery weaves all the historical information into a story from the formation of the 66th to it's exit muster and beyond. He uses an excellent mix of excerpts from letters home, local period newspaper articles, and various historical volumes particularly from Ohio libraries

Their Patriotic Duty: The Civil War Letters of the Evans Family of Brown County, Ohio
Many of the farm families in the river country of southern Ohio sent fathers, husbands, and sons to fight and die in the Civil War. Few families have bequeathed a record of that experience as remarkable as that created by the Evans family: an extraordinary collection of letters that offers a unique portrait of life both on the home front and on the front lines

A Hundred Days to Richmond: Ohio's "Hundred Days" Men in the Civil War
The complete story of Ohio's "100-day men"--state militia troops who were offered for Union service for 100 days. Their individual tales are unique and memorable, and their voices unmistakably American.

Raising the Banner of Freedom: The 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union
The story of the American Civil War is best told by those who lived it. Colonel Culp brings us telling accounts of the 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, cited as one of the 300 fighting regiments of the Civil War.
Partisan Rangers
The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army: Memoirs of General Adam R. Johnson
The capture of Newburg, Indiana, with only twelve men and two joints of stovepipe mounted on the running gear of a wagon. This episode won him a nickname of "Stovepipe." He was promoted to Brigadier General in June 1864
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Bloody Bill

Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla
For a brief but dramatic period, Bloody Bill played the leading role in the most violent arena of the entire war-and did so with a vicious abandon that spread fear throughout the land
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Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War
This places James within a specific political context, showing why it was possible for this murderous bandit to emerge as a folk hero among Southern sympathizers following the Civil War in which he fought as a teenager
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.

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