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Street Fighting and Shooting in Portsmouth

On Monday last, quite a serious disturbance occurred on Market street, which resulted in the shooting of two persons and the damaging and bruising of a number of others. The facts, as we have collected them, are as follows. The first difficulty occured in a saloon on Market street where a soldier knocked down a …

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The Legend of Bloody Run and Jim Peyton

“I promised last week to say something about ‘Bloody Run,’ which cuts its way through the hills north of Otway and if the readers of the Times will indulge me, I will conclude my Otway article, with something pertaining to that, and a few anecdotes which I picked up about old Jim Peyton, a whilsom …


William Deaver Obituary

“Death has finally ended the months of suffering of William Dever, aged 67, a Hygean Run farmer and dairyman, who passed away at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Hayes James, of No. 1228 Ninth street, early Sunday morning.” “Mr. Dever had been ill with lung trouble since December. Ten days ago he was brought …


The Hutton Brothers of Friendship Cemetery

The neat rows and clusters of rural cemeteries often tell their own stories. The small family plots have their own particular geometry and tragic arithmetic for those that stop to visit. In the first picture is Private John Hutton. He enlisted at the age of 17, and died September 14, 1862 at Helena, Arkansas. His …


Forest McGirr: His Grave Dug

” Gallipolis, Ohio, July 19 – Forest McGirr volunteered to serve his country in the Ninety-first Ohio. The regiment was then forming at Portsmouth. Soon after he went into camp he was taken sick with typhoid fever and in a few days reported dead. He was thought to be actually dead and was laid out. …

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Unmarked Soldiers’ Graves

“The following list of deceased soldiers buried in Greenlawn cemetery, whose graves are unmarked, was handed the undersigned. If the friends, or families, of these deceased soldiers will call at my office and give me the company and regiment and the date of death, I will order headstones for each and every one. It is …

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1884: Portsmouth Ohio Decoration Day

“Next Friday is Memorial day in the calendar, and the Bailey Post G.A.R. has completed the most perfect arrangements for a a proper observance of the day by not only decorating the graves of the soldiers but dedicating the newly made Memorial Circle in Greenlawn Cemetery. The following is:” The Programme: (Order of Procession) I. …

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Sellards Opposes Veteran Tombstones

“No wonder J. “Tombstone” Sellards was opposed to voting for a two dollar tombstone to mark the graves of dead Ohio soldiers who died in camp and hospital away from their homes, and lie buried at Columbus in unmarked graves.” “We learn from a source that we do not question, that this carpet-bagger from Kentucky …

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