Squirrel Hunters crossing the Ohio River engraving   Save
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Description: Engraving of Squirrel Hunters crossing the Ohio River to protect the city of Cincinnati, Ohio. Large crowds of armed men, several on horseback, can be seen crossing the Ohio River on pontoons. Squirrel Hunters were civilian men who assisted the federal government in defending Cincinnati from Confederate attack in 1862. Their name was derived from the type of weapons they armed themselves with, which were normally used to hunt squirrels. Despite their lack of military training, they helped to defend Ohio from Confederate invasion. This illustration originally appeared in Henry Howe's 1907 edition of "Historical Collections of Ohio." View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL04294
Subjects: Ohio River; Cincinnati (Ohio); Ohio--Militia; Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Places: Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio);