: Illustration of the Cleveland Grays encampment in the Cuyahoga Valley in 1855. From "A Brief Sketch of the Cleveland Grays" by George W. Tibbitts, 1902.
The Cleveland Grays are the longest-operating volunteer militia unit in Ohio's history. Founded in 1837, they initially helped Cleveland officials in deterring crime. For the first twenty-four years of the organization's existence, its members saw no formal military duty. This changed with the American Civil War's outbreak in 1861. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL04228 Subjects
: Ohio--Militia; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Cleveland (Ohio) Places
: Cuyahoga Valley