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civil war databse

This database contains the names of almost 400 young men who attended the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute (now Hiram College) between 1850 and 1865, and served in the Civil War. Prior to this project, we only knew the names of about 140.
This is a work in progress as the Archives Department continues to gather information about the soldiers and their service. For more information about this project please contact the archivist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 330.569.5361.

Further Information plus Sources
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Bester, Thomas C.

Home: Aurora, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1861-1863

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Bidlake, Ira

Home: Geauga County, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1854

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Bidlake, Daniel/David W.

Home: Munson, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1862

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Bierce, Philo

Home: Windham, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1866

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Bill, C. H. (Charles)

Home: Charlestown, Ohio

Years at Western Reserve Eclectic Institute: 1859-1861

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