We Need You!

This statue, built by the founding members of our historical society, sits just east of the Fulton County Museum, where "Hell & Homefront" will be located.

We, the Fulton County Historical Society are proud to announce that we have been awarded a $1,500.00 research grant from the Ohio Humanities Council for our future contributions to the State of Ohio’s “Ohio Civil War 150” commemoration (2011-2015).

 “Hell & Homefront: Civil War through Fulton County Eyes” will be a five year project, containing exhibits, educational programs, and a publication on the history of Fulton County from 1861 – 1865—not a glorification of war, or particular battles, but the viewpoints of Fulton County citizens, both on the battle field, and those left behind at home.  Our museum’s unique collection of artifacts, documents, and books will be the centerpiece for this project.

We are scouring the web for anyone who might have information about this local history, or ideas about how we should commemorate this important time period in history. With the aid of project scholar, John Swearingen, Jr. and this blog, we will present our findings in a series of free lectures at three area public libraries and an on-line audio-visual presentation in the spring.

Published in: on January 12, 2010 at 9:04 pm  Comments (5)  

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  1. I have an 1864 Civil War diary from Samuel Frybarger who lived in Fulton Co. He served with the 111th O.V.I. for four years. Ialso have his Regimental book,The History Of The 111th O.V.I. If you would be interested in viewing them. You can contact me by e-mail or by phone at 419-682-3708

    • Craig,

      That would be great, because we have no artifacts from that particular unit for the exhibit! Talk to you soon.

      Fulton County Historical Museum

    • I donated a transcript of Samuel Frybarger’s (my great gandfather) 1864 Civil War diary to the Fulton County Historical Museum on May 18, 2006. The instrument of gift receipt is signed by Barbara Berry. I have since come across a copy of ‘Memories of the War’ by Gen. Isaac R Sherwood, published in December of 1923. It is in poor condition, with the first three pages missing but if their is an interest, I would be willing to donate it to the museum. I was born in Wauseon and get back to visit family once a year.

      John Frybarger
      1710 N. Honey Lane
      Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783-8742

      • John,

        That sounds great! You can contact the museum via our e-mail address, museum@fultoncountyhs.org and we can work out the details of the gift.

        Thank you for your interest in preserving this legacy.

        John Swearingen, Jr.
        Fulton County Historical Society

  2. My great grandfather Joseph A. Nachtrab served in 86th OVI Co. H.
    He served for six months between 1863- 1864.
    He was a resident of Delta, Ohio.

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