Monday, July 20, 2009

Happenings in Cincinnati, 1863

The following paragraph appeared on the this day in the civil war feed at , which is a wonderful place for many links to the Civil War, daily news feed, bloggs, and more. It's a must-have in a list of Civil War favorites.

I had not read this below information below and just may have found something new to research a bit. This will be a topic to look up on my next trip to the library, to see if any more details are to be found. It's nothing major, but another piece of the Civil War in the Northern Kentucky/Cincinnati area, which I admit is one topic about which I hope to keep on learning.

In our study of the War Between the States it would be a mistake to concentrate so hard on battles and campaigns that we forget about the civilians. As in all countries in wartime there was the normal work of daily life to get done, crops to raise, books to balance and business in general to tend to. There was also a desire to contribute to the war effort, though, and today the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce took a stand as their contribution. They expelled 33 members from the organization for refusing to take an oath of loyalty to the Union. How many of these were actual Confederate sympathizers is not recorded.

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