A new tour organized by the same guys doing the Underground tour, the Cincinnati and the Civil War is a well produced and researched tour. The narrative is shuffled around 4 different speakers keeping it fresh, interesting and the audience engaged. If you like Cincinnati history or Civil War history you'll love Cincinnati Civil War history.
Isn't it funny how things we see or hear everyday we take for granted, this tour highlighted and shown a spotlight on some of this trivia. My most impressed moment, as the Confederate army marched on Cincinnati, 70,000 men mobilized and built fortifications. When the rebel army saw these fortifications they turned around and left. Today we know these fortifications as Fort Wright, Fort Thomas and Fort Michell.
The organizers say,
"Guests will discover the heroic accomplishments of the Black Brigade and their Medal of Honor winner, and learn of the exploits of the first all-German regiment in the Civil War, the “Dutch Devils.” Patrons will also hear how Cincinnati’s Sister Mary Anthony O’Connell first developed battlefield triage and earned the nickname, “The Angel of the Battlefield.
The Queen City has a lot to be proud of and, as the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War approaches, it’s time for Cincinnati’s story to be told.”
As much as it pains me to say this, and in light of that stupid survey saying 80% of people feel unsafe downtown, if you are indeed apprehensive about coming downtown by yourself, this is the perfect way to explore OTR, with a large group of other history buffs.
One way or the other you need to attend this tour and discover a history of Cincinnati you may know little about. Entertaining, informative and the realization of a living and breathing history we interact with every day and haven't thought much about, you'll look at your surroundings with a new appreciation.
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