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... this means war

Local re-enactors featured in film about Civil War

October 17, 2013
By MaryAnn Kromer - Staff Writer (mkromer@advertiser-tribune.com) , The Advertiser-Tribune

In 1861, President Abraham Lincoln called for 75,000 men to join the Union Army at the outbreak of the Civil War as another war already was raging in the shadows. The Underground Railroad was escorting thousands of slaves to freedom, in violation of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. One of its active members was Bishop William Hanby of southern Ohio.

 
 
 

 

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