Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Civil War event

The public is invited to a Civil War program presented by the Shelby County Historical Society. It will be held in the Shelby County Common Pleas courtroom (second floor) at 7 p., on Wednesday, May 14th. The tragic story of the Battle of Resaca will be told in a living history format. Resaca, which occurred on May 14, 1864, cost many young soldiers from Shelby County, including some from the Berlin area (Fort Loramie) their lives. What happened, and was it preventable?
The story will be told in the context of an 1876 Revival meeting held in Sidney. Come witness what happens when the Revival preacher meets the disgraced former Union general.

Come early as there is limited seating.
This is the 150th anniversary of this battle.

The general was Gen. Henry Judah who led Company C of the 118th into an impossible situation.. There were 116 casualties out of 270. He later resigned.

James Clawson, son of  Samuel and Ellen of Newport was killed in the battle. His brother James died in Indiana of his injuries. He was married to Elizabeth Houser and had children.