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  • Tags: Civil War

LoC_Eckert.jpg
This photograph shows Thomas Eckert, who worked as Wooster's postmaster and telegraph operator in the 1850s.

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Tombstone of James Hill. He was born in Scotland and fought for the British Army in the Crimean War. After moving to America, he served in the Civil War and survived Custer's defeat at the Battle of Little Bighorn. (Paul Locher, "1st Sgt. James Hill…

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The mausoleum of Aquila Wiley, who served as a colonel with the 41st Ohio during the Civil War and lost his leg during the Battle of Missionary Ridge.

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The home of Emeline Stibbs on E. Bowman Street (now part of the Wayne County Historical Society) acted as a meeting place for women of the Soldiers Aid Society during the war.

Nachtrieb_Given.jpg
This portrait of William Given was painted by Wooster artist, Michael Nachtrieb. Given had organized the recruitment of volunteers in Wayne County and even served as Colonel of the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Weakened by his wartime…

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William Given, who served as Wooster's judge, organized the recruitment efforts in the city when the Civil War broke out. He hosted meetings to encourage young men to join the Union Army, and later joined himself, serving as the colonel of the 102nd…

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Otto Bardon served in the 102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. he was captured by the Confederates along with a large portion of his regiment and sent to a prison camp at Cahaba, Alabama. Upon his release he survived the Sultana…

LoC_Wiley.jpg
This is a photgraph of Aquila Wiley, who served as a colonel with the 41st Ohio duirng the war and lost his leg during the Battle of Missionary Ridge

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StibbsQuote2.jpg
A quote from Emeline Stibbs to her son John, revealing her extreme sense of patriotism.

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LadiesAidFestival.jpg
A newspaper clip from the Wooster Republican. The activities of the Wooster Aid Society were a common sight in Civil War era papers.

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Stanley.jpg
A portrait of David Stanley, Major General for the Union Army and Medal of Honor recipient.

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McClarran_16thO.V.I.flags.jpg
Battle flags, a drum, and a bugle from the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, in which men from Wayne County served. This scene is from the old Memorial Hall on S. Buckeye Street.

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McClarran_120thO.V.I.reunion.jpg
A reunion of the 120th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, held at the Van Nest home in Wooster.

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FrickMonument.jpg
Wooster's Civil War monument donated by businessman Jacob Frick in 1892. The monument also brought to Wooster a much needed public drinking fountain.

J.H.Beers_Robison.jpg
This is a portrait of Dr. J.D. Robison, a Wooster physician, credited with performing the first amputation of the Civil War.

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civil war cemetery thumbnail.jpg
The Civil War Memorial near the entrance to the Wooster Cemetery.

McClarran_GAR_1912.jpg
Members of the Grand Army of the Republic veteran's organization pledge allegiance to the flag in 1912. They stand beside Wooster's Civil War memorial in Public Square.

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A Civil War reenactor at Hale Farm demonstrates the use of a 19th century musket.

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WR_Lee'sWholeArmySurrendered_1865.4.13.jpg
Title of an article announcing the Surrender of Lee's army. Appeared in the Wooster Republican on April 16, 1865.

LoC_Sultana.jpg
An illustration of the Sultana disaster in Harper's Weekly. It shows the steamer in flames and dozens of men stranded in the Mississippi.

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