Ohio Civil War 150

Traveling Exhibits

Ohio Civil War 150

The Ohio History Connection, in partnership with the Ohio Humanities Council and American Electric Power, sponsored development of Ohio & the Civil War: 150 Years Later, a special panel traveling exhibit produced for the 150th commemoration of the Civil War. The traveling exhibit explores Ohio’s participation in the war and focuses especially on individuals’ choices that impacted local communities and the course of the war. View

Morgan's Raid

In this traveling exhibit, you do the traveling. The Civil War, which most thought would be over quickly, had bogged down into a long fight between the states. Heavy fighting was going on in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, and in Vicksburg, Mississippi, when Confederate Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan brought the war to the Northern home front. Racing through Indiana, he crossed into southwestern Ohio on July 13, 1863, and brought more than 2,000 veteran raiders with him. Their mission in crossing the state was to occupy and divert as many Union troops as possible. Department of the Ohio commander Major General Ambrose Burnside sought to stop Morgan, but that would prove a much harder job than he expected. View