Article Archives: The Civil War 150th Anniversary

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: October 1864

A new era in the city’s history began the evening of Monday, October 3 as the Citizens’ Street Railway Co. put the street car line in operation in time for the opening of the State Fair. A visitor arriving at the Union Depot could now be conveyed conveniently and cheaply … Read More

The Civil War 150 Years Ago: September 1864

The month began with committees being established for next month’s Indiana Sanitary Bazaar to provide for the “welfare and comfort of our sick and wounded soldiers.” The Ladies’ Visiting Committee canvassed the city soliciting contributions for the bazaar. Two well attended political meetings met in the city the first Saturday … Read More

The 150th Anniversary of the Civil War: August 1864

“THE ARMY BEFORE PETERSBURG” was among the numerous headlines that drew readers of the Journal to riveting accounts of “the movement of Grant’s army” — horrific details of the terrific explosion that blew up “one of the enemy’s strongest forts” and the “simultaneous charge in which we lost heavily.” The … Read More

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: July 1864

The sound of improvement can be heard in every quarter of the city. The “splendid” additions taking place on South Meridian Street where the city’s main wholesale business will be carried on and the new buildings “springing up” along Massachusetts Avenue that “before long . . . will be another … Read More

The Civil War 150th Anniversary: May 1864

Zealous competition among Hoosier cities and towns in the raising of companies for the Hundred Days Service continued. Indianapolis residents and its young men were called upon to push harder and to not let Lafayette, with four full companies raised, or Delphi, which has “raised a full company, an effort … Read More