Sidney, Ohio’s Civil War Living History Weekend Postponed

Describing it as one of the most difficult decisions he’s had to make in recent years, Sidney Mayor Mike Barhorst announced that Sidney, Ohio’s Civil War Living History Weekend, originally scheduled for September 19-20, has been postponed. The decision was made Saturday morning during the final monthly planning meeting for the biennial event. Event organizers […]

New Civil War Articles section posted today

The new articles section of SidneyCivilWar.org has research hosted by our very own Mayor Barhorst. The first article is a wonderful read on Civil War Navies. Go see it HERE! REENACTORS – DONT FORGET! Registration is now open for the event in September! Click on EVENT REGISTRATION at the top of the page or click […]

Retired School Teacher Turned Time Traveler

An unlikely attic discovery turned this retired school teacher into a weekend time traveler. Join Doug Benson as he and a group of passionate Civil War reenactors bring the past to life in modern day America by honoring and preserving the memories of the fallen and the brave for generations to come. Filmed at the […]

Civil War Weekend Presenters to Include Jefferson Davis

The schedule of presenters for Sidney, Ohio’s Civil War Living History Weekend has nearly been finalized, Planning Committee Chair Mike Barhorst announced today. The event, scheduled for September 15-16, will include a single-day presentation by Van Wert resident David Walker. Walker will provide a first-person impression on Saturday afternoon (September 15) of Jefferson Davis. Walker, […]

Anthony Gibbs to Present at Civil War Weekend

A number of presenters have already been engaged for Sidney, Ohio’s Civil War Living History Weekend, Planning Committee Chair Mike Barhorst announced today. The event, scheduled for September 15-16, will include a presentation by Anthony Gibbs, a teaching artist who has taught and presented history programs and character impressions in many venues. Gibbs’ presentation will […]

Restoration of Civil War Soldiers Gravestones in Sidney, OH Part 1

Restoration of Civil War Soldiers Gravestones Underway The restoration of the gravestones of Civil War soldiers buried in Graceland Cemetery is underway. The project, funded through monies received during last year’s Civil War Living History Weekend, will restore the gravestones of approximately fifty veterans. Mark Smith of Gravestone Transformations has been contracted by the Shelby […]

Civil War Weekend Presenters to Include Published Author

A number of presenters have already been engaged for Sidney, Ohio’s Civil War Living History Weekend, Planning Committee Chair Mike Barhorst announced today. The event, scheduled for September 15-16, will include two presentations by Cincinnati native David Mowery. Mowery has published two books on Confederate General John Hunt Morgan’s Great Raid through Kentucky, Indiana, and […]