Historic Lecture Series: Civil War 41st Regiment OVI, Company B

Wed, August 23, 20177:00 PM - 8:00 PM

After the Federal army’s shocking defeat at Bull Run, President Lincoln called for the enlistment of an additional half-million men for up to three years service.  Young men across the country immediately answered the call of duty…none more enthusiastically than those from Northeast Ohio.  One of the first regiments to be organized was the 41st under the command of Colonel William Hazen, a graduate of West Point and native of Hiram, Ohio.  According to Hazen, the first full company (Company B) came from Geauga County.  It was that company around which the 41st was formed at Camp Wood in Cleveland.  Over the course of four years, more than 50 Newbury boys served in this regiment that played prominent roles in many battles, including Shiloh, Stones River and Chickamauga.  Come to learn more about their service in the 41st.  (This program is being held at the Newbury Town Hall, 14899 Auburn Road, Newbury, Ohio 44065.)