As I mentioned last time, Harry and I were sidetracked for a few years with another project. I think that it was around 2009 that we decided to jump into a new encyclopedia that focused on the role of Ohioans in the Civil War. That site, Ohio Civil War Central, contains a massive amount of well-researched information, including Entries on every unit from Ohio that served. The amount of research and work that has gone into writing the Entries on Ohio Civil War Central is absolutely astounding, and it would not have been possible without the help of another historian, Mike Mangus.
Ohio Civil War Central also contains Entries on the battles, engagements and campaigns of the Civil War. Since I relaunched this site a few weeks ago, Harry has been working to update all of those Entries, rewriting them so that they are not quite so specific to Ohio.
Starting next week (I hope), we will start publishing those updated Entries here on American History Central. We will start with what we consider to be the 10 or 20 most important military events of the Civil War. That will still leave us with more than 200 Entries to publish — and that doesn’t include the Quick Facts and External Links.
We have a significant amount of content coming to American History Central. Some of you are already subscribed to updates through your web browser, but you can also like our Facebook page.
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