The Army of the Ohio was organized in 1999 to combine the strength of American Civil War reenacting units from Ohio and surrounding states. Currently infantry, artillery and cavalry units from Ohio and New York comprise the group.
Army of the Ohio at Bull Run
One of the goals of the AotO is to honor the memory of Ohio’s Civil War Soldiers. We accomplish this through accurate portrayals of them at reenactments and living history events. These include large, national events at Shiloh, Anteitam and Gettysburg. Regional events at Hale Farm and Zoar in Ohio and Mumford, New York. As well as numerous local events and living histories near the home areas of our companies. Additionally, many of our units participate in talks and demonstrations for schools, civic groups and historical societies that bring the Civil War Soldier to life.
We also accomplish this through various preservation efforts, both as individual units and as a combined group. Some of these accomplishments include:
- Raised $14,000 in 2011-12 for the preservation of the 23rd Ohio regimental colors.
- Raised $26,000 of $29,000 needed in 2013-14 for the preservation of the 25th Ohio regimental colors.
-The 14th Ohio raised over $60,000 for numerous projects including the preservation of the 14th Ohio and 100th Ohio battle flags as well as for the Friends and Descendants of Johnson's Island Civil War Prison.
-The 148th New York raised $1,000 for the construction of a Civil War memorial in Waterloo, NY and $2,500 for the preservation of the 148th New York battle flag.
-The 91st Ohio raised $500 for the Opequan (3rd Winchester) battlefield.
-The 51st Ohio raised $1,500 for a historical marker for Camp Meigs in Dover, Ohio.
-The 6th Ohio Infantry raised $5,335 for the preservation of the 6th Ohio Infantry battle flag.
-The 6th Ohio Cavalry raised $1,500 for the preservation of the 10th Ohio Cavalry battle flag.