By Kevin Grace
Every year, October is designated as Ohio Archives Month, and for 2011 the theme is “Buckeyes in the Civil War.” The Archives & Rare Books Library joined several other Ohio repositories in contributing an image to this year’s poster. Our image is of Cincinnatian John R. Hunt, who served as an Adjutant in the war. His brother, Samuel T. Hunt, was a Cincinnati jurist who helped form the University of Cincinnati in 1870 and served as one of the early board members.
For more information on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Ohio and across the nation, please go to ARB’s website and its special Civil War commemorative page: http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/exhibits/civil-war/index.html. On that page, we have linked to our full-text digitized issue of the 1863 Colored Citizen, one of the few issues in existence, as well as links to Civil War books, images, and letters. For further information on the Archives & Rare Books Library and its holdings, please call 513.556.1959, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit the website at http://www.libraries.uc.edu/libraries/arb/index.html.