When Ohio historian Henry Howe, traveled the state in 1886 he spoke with many notables of Ohio's Civil War years and/or with their many friends, relatives, and neighbors. Combining these interviews with his personal research and knowledge, he gives insight into the lives of many of the Ohioans who played key roles in leading the Union to victory in the Civil War. These rather unique biographies are scattered throughout his huge two-volume work: Historical Collections of Ohio. We have extracted these biographies and arranged them in this New 97-page booklet, printed on 8.5" x 11" 60# paper. The front cover is protected by a vinyl sheet. CONTENTS include: "Ohio in the Civil War" by Brigadier General John Beatty, Loyal Legion of the United States: Ohio Commandery; A Trio of Civilians: Edwin M. Stanton (Secretary of War), Jay Cooke (not a soldier, very little title, but he had a very big job), Senator John Sherman (head of the finance committee); A Trio of Generals: General William Tecumseh Sherman, General Philip Henry Sheridan, and General Ulysses Simpson Grant; A Trio of Future Presidents: Grant, Brigadier-General Rutherford B. Hayes, Major-General James A. Garfield; A Trio of War Governors: David Tod, William Dennison, John Brough; All in the Family: The Fighting McCook Family, Brigadier-General A. Sanders Piatt and Colonel Donn Piatt, Brigadier-General Thomas H. Ewing and Brigadier-General Hugh B. Ewing; A Baker's Dozen -- Model Major Generals: Major-General O.M. Mitchel, Major-General George Crook, Major-General William Starke Rosecrans, Major-General James Birdseye McPherson, Major-General Don Carlos Buell, Major-General Quincy Adams Gillmore, Major-General James Barrett Steedman, Major-General George A. Custer, Major-General Robert Cumming Schenck, Major-General Jacob Dolson Cox, Major-General J. Warren Keifer, Major-General Mortimer D. Leggett, Major-General Irvin McDowell; A Half-Dozen Brigadier-Generals: Brigadier-General William H. Lytle, Brigadier-General George Washington Morgan, Brigadier-General August Willich, Brigadier-General Ferdinand Van Derveer, Brigadier-General James S. Robinson, Brigadier-General Edward Follensbee Noyes; Breveted, No extra pay or power, but a nice honor: Boynton ~ Dawes ~ Eaton ~ Fearing ~ Sherwood; and Rapping Up with a Trio of Colonels and Three German Generals: Colonel Leonard A. Harris, Colonel Leopold Markbreit, Colonel Robert L. Kilpatrick and the Highland Guards, General August Moor, General August Kautz, and Gen. Gottfried Weitzel. This is one of three Civil War booklets on Ohio that we have compiled largely from Henry Howe's invaluable work. The other two ("Paving the Way for Freedom -- Ohio Before the Civil War" and "Ohio's Forgotten Episodes of the Civil War") are also available.
Sources: Ohio's Military and Civilian Leaders in the Civil War; Historical Recollections of Ohio
Authors: Henry Howe
Original Publication Year: 1892
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