Ohio had more of an influence on the Civil War than any other Union State
Ohio had over 346,000 troops involved in the Civil War
Key political figures after the Civil War came from Ohio and fought in the Civil War.
William Tecumseh Sherman
Ulysses S. Grant
208,367 Hoosiers fought in the Civil War
Regiments from Indiana were involved in every major battle in the war
Four Battles took place in Indiana. Three more than Ohio.
Pennsylvania may have had more troops serve but Ohio had the most troops per its population than the Pennsylvania did
The Ohio River also helped and was an essential part of the North winning the Civil War. Much more than Pennsylvania’s resources. Because without the Ohio River and Ohio’s resources all the troops fighting in the western theater of the war would not have gotten supply’s or more troops would not have been able to get to where they needed to be
the state of Ohio had more military leaders and more volunteers involved in the war, and Morgan’s Raiders who Indiana could not stop were stopped in the State of Ohio. Even though Indiana had a influence in the war, Ohio was much more influential.
Five of the next eight presidents after the Civil War came from Ohio. This number of president’s shows just goes to show how much power the state had gained thanks to those people and their involvement for our state in the Civil War