Archive | April, 2013

150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid this summer. Salineville, OH to take part in Morgan’s Raid tour

22 Apr

150th anniversary of Morgan's Raid this summer. Salineville, OH to take part in Morgan’s Raid tour

According to The Review, it was 150 years ago, this July, when Salineville played host to some 23,000 Union soldiers, and another 500 Confederate soldiers captured during what would become known as Morgan’s Raid.

The infamous raid has since become part of local lore and is still talked about “as though it happened yesterday” as John H. Barnet of the Carroll County Historical Society put it.

“Salineville played a big part in this” he said.

At Monday Village Council meeting, Barnet outlined events planned to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid. The events will take place on what was the last two days of Morgan’s Raid, July 27-28, around Salineville and across Columbiana, Carroll and Jefferson counties. Historical societies in these three counties will host a drive-it-yourself tour of Morgan’s route through Ohio. The tour will include seven stops along Morgan’s route starting in Wintersville and ending in Wellsville, where Morgan was taken after being captured near West Point. Barnet told council the driving tour will send motorists down state Route 164, bringing them into the village. Read more here:

Large collection of Abraham Lincoln letters, “Across Five Aprils”, to go on display April 27th.

22 Apr

According to, last October, letters and memorabilia were found from Leonard Swett, an Illinois attorney and confidant of President Abraham Lincoln. Swett’s granddaughter, Laura Burnham, lived and died in Santa Maria. Her estate bequeathed the scrapbooks to the museum.

The letters, which were authenticated by multiple historians including some from the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill., are either from or to the likes of Lincoln, Swett, Secretary of State William H. Seward, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, New York newspaper publisher Thurlow Weed, Supreme Court Justice David Davis and others.

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Stephen King makes donation to build statue honoring Edgar Allan Poe.

2 Apr

EdgarAllanPoeAccording to, plans to build a statue honoring Boston native and macabre master Edgar Allan Poe have received a boost from fellow writer and New England native, novelist Stephen King. The statue, a life-size bronze sculpture of Poe returning to Boston with a raven emerging from his trunk, and papers and a heart trailing behind him, is set to be built in Edgar Allan Square at the corner of Boylston and Charles streets.

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