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Warren County in the War

Beginning on Saturday, October 31, 1885, the Lebanon Gazette, a bi-weekly newspaper published in Lebanon, Ohio, published this 12 part series

Publication Date Part SubTitle
October 31, 1885 Introduction Warren County in the War.
October 31, 1885 Part I The First War Meeting in Lebanon.
November 7, 1885 Part II More about the Early Days of the War - The Meeting in Washington Hall was not the First War Meeting in Lebanon - Important Addition to the History of Those Stirring Days.
November 14, 1885 Part III April, 1861, in Waynesville - A Glorious Story of Patriotism - The Firing on Sumpter Arouses the Town - Flying the National Colors - A Cannon at the Top of a Union Pole - The Great Assemblage in front of Oscar J. Wright's.
November 21, 1885 Part IV Up with the Flag - Judge George J. Smith Orders the National Colors Flung to the Breeze at the Courthouse. - A Roll of Honor - Company F, 12th O. V. I. - Taking the Boys to South Lebanon
November 28, 1885 Part V First Papers From an Old Soldier - More To Follow - Military Companies in Lebanon Prior to the War - the Old Warren Guards - Very Interesting Local History - The Early War Days at South Lebanon - First Meeting in the Old School-House and a Speech by Lawrence Smith, of Lebanon.
December 5, 1885 Part VI Second Papers from an Old Soldier - The "Lebanon Rifles" - They Offer Their Service to the Government. - Early War Days at Morrow - Company A, of the 12th Ohio - Off To Columbus and Down to Camp Dennison - Starting the First Campaign
December 12, 1885 Part VII Some Corrections by Captain Sausser - Interesting Additional Items - The Early War Spirit in Maineville - Volunteers for Many Regiments - Hamilton Township Not Behind Other Parts of Warren County.
December 19, 1885 Part VIII Third Papers from an Old Soldier - Recruiting and Muster in of Company A, 35th Ohio, With a Full List of Officers and Privates - Also Something of Company F, of the same Regiment - The Friends of the Cause at Lebanon - Facing the Realities of a Soldier's Life.
January 2, 1886 Part IX Early Days at Harveysburg - Enlistment of Ex-Auditor Randall and History of the Recruiting Expedition of Captain Parshall.
January 9, 1886 Part X A Complete List of the Officers and Privates of Company F, 12th O. V. I., As Organized for the Three Years' Service; A Queer Combination - Testaments and Liniment; The Old Sanitary Committee of the South Lebanon Pike.
January 16, 1886 Part XI The Death of Jabez Turner, The First Man the County Lost in the Great Struggle as told by an Eye Witness.
January 30, 1886 Part XII Life at Camp Dennison - Drilling and Preparing for the Battles the were to Follow - How the 12th Ohio Spent its Two Months of Probation.

Gazette Printing Company, Proprietors.
Office in Gazette Building, on Mulberry Street
Saturday, October 31, 1885.

Warren County in the War.

We commence to-day a series of articles under the above title.
Warren County played a grand and glorious part in the war for the Union, but where is the history that records the deeds of her noble people in that stupendous struggle?
At home and in the file her citizens performed their full share to save the Union, but where is the narrative of their patriotism preserved?
The Warren County History, written a few years ago, contains only a few scant pages relating to Warren County in the war of 1861.
It has long been the opinion of the Gazette that the history of this county at that time ought to be written out an preserved. This should have been done before now. We shall undertake, in this series of articles, to gather up matters of unwritten history before the actors in that great drama all die and leave untold the things that should be saved forever.
Already me are forgetting. We have been surprised, while trying to prepare a sketch of the first war meeting in Lebanon, to find how indistinct are its proceedings and incidents in the minds of those who were present.
In this work we ask for the assistance of all who believe that this is a labor that ought to be done.
We desire to make at least one more article on the first war meeting in Lebanon. Will not some who were present sharpen their recollections and help us to give some further details of a demonstration that ought to be put down in all it grand scope and particulars?
We shall be glad, in this connection, to have descriptions of meeting held at the beginning of the war in other parts of Warren County. Communications of this nature from any source will be highly acceptable.
But this will be but the beginning of what we contemplate in this series of articles.
There are brave deeds without number, sacrifices uncounted, incidents by the ten thousand, lives now almost nameless and forgotten - lives crowded with daring and doing - that ought to be snatched from the closing portals of oblivion before it is everlastingly too late.
We appeal to the old soldiers, and to their relatives and friends, and to the people of Warren county generally, to help us in this work.

Source: "Warren County in the War," The Lebanon (Ohio) Gazette, Saturday, October 31, 1885
[copy obtained from microfilm available at the Warren County Genealogical Society]

Arne H Trelvik
5 April 2011

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