150 year Civil War Celebration

Civil War 1861-1865

Fairfield County, Ohio
150 years 2011-2015

Come to all the Civil War Events in Fairfield County, Ohio 2012-2015

Fairfield County, Ohio Civil War Celebration 2011-2015Fairfield County Ohio Civil War SoldiersBattle of the Wilderness
Civil War Sites at Zane's Square Park
Zane Square Park with Sherman Statue and other monuments and cannon

Zane Square Park in downtown historic Lancaster, Ohio has several points of interest:

1. Sherman Statue unveiled in 2000 for the Bi-Centennial celebration of Fairfield County.
2. The Medal of Honor marker honoring Fairfield County Medal of Honor winners including the first, Jacob Parrott.
3. Bi-Centennial Marker for General William Tecumseh Sherman, famous Fairfield County native.
4. The newly refurbished Civil War Cannon
5. GAR Commemorative Drinking Fountain

General WT Sherman Birthplace
Sherman House Museum

A visit to Lancaster would not be complete without a visit at the Sherman House Museum, 137 E Main St, Lancaster, Ohio 43130. The museum is the birthplace of William T Sherman, famous Civil War General who helped win the War for the Union Army. The front facade was added on later, the actual "Sherman House", "little brown house on the hill" is in behind the later addition. 2011 is the 200th year anniversary of the Sherman House Museum.

Civil War Monuments, Forest Rose Cemetery
Forest Rose Cemetery, Lancaster, Ohio 43130

Forest Rose Cemetery, 1238 N. Columbus St, Lancaster, Ohio is the site of the Civil War Memorial Monument

It is also the last resting place of another Medal of Honor winner, Andrew Davidson, assistant Surgeon to the Union Army.

The view from the top ridge of this cemetery gives you an unique view of the surrounding vistas.

Civil War Graves Elmwood Cemetery
Elmwood Cemetery

Elmwood Cemetery, corner of Mt. Pleasant St E and Walnut St S, Lancaster, Ohio

The cemetery is one of the oldest cemeteries in the city of Lancaster. It holds the graves of many of the famous persons and political figures. The grave in the picture of Capt. William H. Walker is shadowed by a re-enactor during one of the Cemetery Walks presented by the Fairfield Heritage Association.

Underground Railroad, Rushville, OH
Underground Railroad stop Dr Hyde house

Rushvile & the Underground Railroad

Rushville, Ohio, a village in Fairfield County, was home to a very active Underground Railroad system/community. Two stations were known, one at Dr. Simon Hyde's House and the other at the Hanby Harness Shop with its nearby barn. Here on one occassion a very ill slave stopped to receive treatment from Dr. Hyde and religious counsel from Rev. Wm. Hanby. Click here for the rest of the story.

Kenneth J. Heineman's newest book, Civil War Dynasty, is on sale at the Sherman House and Georgian museum gift shops. The book, which was released Dec. 24, tells the story of Senator Thomas Ewing and his family. Heineman says their story has been overshadowed by General William T. Sherman even though the Ewings played a major part in his successes and lived extraordinary lives themselves. Heineman, who taught for nearly two decades at OU-Lancaster, is professor of history and department chair at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas. Civil War Dynasty, published by NYU Press, sells for $35 plus tax. FHA members receive a 10% discount. A limited number of autographed copies are available.

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Information on CW soldiers buried in Fairfield County was provided by the Fairfield County Genealogical Society. Their information is copyrighted. Additional information may be obtain by contacting them click here.