Army Uses Eastwood Park
by S. E. Seitner Copyright 1943
The U.S. Army created a recreational center at Eastwood Park to help boost morale of soldiers working at Wright Field during WWII. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943
Battery D, 134th Field Artilery, 37th Division of WWI
by Roz Young Copyright 1991
Over a period of three months in 1991 Roz wrote several articles on Battery D, 134th Field Artillery, 37th Division of World War I. They have been collected here.
Building the Bomb in Oakwood
by Howard Shook and Joseph M. Williams Copyright 1983
The Runnymede Playhouse on the Talbott Estate in Oakwood was taken over by the government in the 1940s. It was there that the radioactive element used in the atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki was made. This article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on September 18, 1983.
Burning the Journal Office
by Howard Burba Copyright 1930
How the Dayton Journal came under the torch by a mob during the Civil War. This article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on December 14, 1930
By-laws and Roster of Old Guard Post, No. 23, G.A.R.
by Old Guard Post, No. 23, Dayton, O. Copyright 1889
This post was made up of Civil War veterans who fought for the Union during the Rebellion
C. L. Vallandigham
by Charles F. Sullivan Copyright Unknown
Clement L. Vallandigham was against the Civil War and publicly said so, which led to his arrest in Dayton in 1863 and banishment to the Confederate South.
Car Rail Removal
by Fred C. Scharrer Copyright 1942
The city removed street car rails from the streets due to the need for steel during WWII. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1942.
The Day the Soldiers' Monument was Dedicated
by Howard Burba Copyright 1930
That faithful day in 1884 when Pvt. Fair was immortalized forever as the Dayton representative of the Civil War. The article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on November 9, 1930
The Day They Mobbed the Empire Office
by Howard Burba Copyright May 16, 1937
A riot resulting in a murder due to the Empire newspaper defending Clement Vallandigham's acts of treason.
Dayton in the Wars
Author unknown Copyright 1937
Written in 1937 as one of the WPA projects in Dayton during the Great Depression, the paper mostly covers from the Civil War to World War I.
Decision of Judge Leavitt, of Ohio, in the Vallandigham Habeas Corpus Case
Circuit Court of Cincinnati Published 1863
Clement L. Valladigham, arrested in Dayton for "treasonable utterances" against the Union, fights to have his arrest declared illegal
The Dog Days of War
by Curt Dalton Copyright 2002 All Rights Reserved
The use of dogs during war, especially those from Dayton during WWII. Published in The Vincent Brothers Review, in 2002
Farm Products Feed Prisoners
by James W. Russell Copyright 1942
Due to food restrictions during WWII prisoners at the Dayton Workhouse were put to work gardening so that they could produce their own food. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1942.
The First Time Dayton Went to War
by Howard Burba Copyright 1931
How Daytonians fought in the War with Mexico in the 1840s. Published in the Dayton Daily News February 1, 1931
Guide to the Central National Soldiers' Home for Visitors and Citizens: with Sketches of Dayton
by The Guide Publishing Company Copyright 1891
Descriptions of the Soldiers' Home (now the VA Center) and other historical aspects of Dayton as well
Home Sweet Home Front: Dayton During World War II
by Curt Dalton Copyright 2000 All Rights Reserved
How Dayton coped with rationing, scrap drives and blackouts during WWII
Keeping the Secret: The Waves & NCR, Dayton, Ohio 1943-1946
by Curt Dalton Copyright 1997 All Rights Reserved
During WWII the Navy sent WAVES to Dayton to build a machine that broke the German Enigma Code
Life of Col. Edwin Franklin Brown
by Judge O. B. Brown Copyright (no date, believed to be about 1910)
Important figure during the Civil War, and first Governor of the Soldier's Home in Dayton
Metropolitan Housing in Dayton
by Charlton D. Putnam Copyright 1942
Gearing up to house defense workers during WWII, including De Soto Bass Courts and Parkside Homes. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1942
The Municipal Airport and the War Department
by George M. McSherry Copyright 1942
Wright Field and Patterson became so busy with airplanes during WWII that the government also began using the municipal airport in Vandalia as well. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1942
The Night They Dedicated the Armory
by Howard Burba Copyright 1934
The Armory on Patterson Blvd. was dedicated in 1894. The article appreared in the Dayton Daily News on September 16, 1934.
Public War Housing
by Charlton D. Putnam Copyright 1943
How the Dayton Metro Housing Authority developed temporary housing for war workers who were working in the city. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943
Roll of Honor, Ohio's Rank and File From Montgomery County in War of the Rebellion
by H. H. Hardesty Copyright 1887
An alphabetical list of men from Montgomery County, Ohio who fought in the Civil War. The information varies per person, but can include when and where enlisted and with what companies, and when the person was discharged or died.
Sirens Installed for Safety
by Perry Benton Copyright 1943
Dayton placed "Victory Sirens" around the city during WWII to warn of enemy attack. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943
Soldiers' Monument - Series of Articles
by Dick Cull Jr. Copyright 1946
Three articles on the history of the monument due to the possibility of it being moved from downtown (which happened shortly afterwards). The articles appeared in the Dayton Daily News May 15-17, 1946
The Soldiers' Service Club
by Mrs. W. B. Mansur Copyright 1942
A recreation center for service men was opened in 1941. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1942.
Soldiers' Service Club Activities
by Viola D. Mansur Copyright 1943
A variety of services and entertainment was available at the Dayton Soldiers' Service Club to the estimated 17,000 soldiers that came through the city every month during WWII. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943.
Startling Charges Against a Ward-master at the Soldiers' Home Hospital
by Dayton Daily Democrat Copyright 1885
Ward-master accused of making Democratic veterans sick so they couldn't vote on election day.
Originally published in Dayton Daily Democrat October 10, 1885
Two Red-Letter Military Events
by Howard Burba Copyright 1934
Includes how Dayton was inspected for "military preparedness" in 1858 and the visit of President Rutherford B. Hayes to the Soldiers’ Home here in 1877. The article appeared in the Dayton Daily News on January 7, 1934.
by Edward V. Stoecklein Copyright 1943
How planting a victory garden was "vital to the welfare of the nation". This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943.
The Vindication of Squier and Deeds
by John K. Barnes Copyright 1921
The development and building of the Liberty engine for aircraft during World War One
The War As We See It Now
by A. A. Thomas Copyright 1909
A. A. Thomas' view of the Civil war and its key people 44 years after its ending
by Fowler S. Smith Copyright 1943
How Dayton tried to cope with the problem of trying to house all of the workers who had poured into the city to work in the factories during WWII. This article appeared in the City of Dayton Annual Report for 1943.
Your Kin or Friend Missing In Action?
by Erie Dispatch Herald Copyright 1945
A Daytonian that listened to a shortwave radio at night to try and find out who had been captured or killed during WWII so he could people's mind at ease. This article appeared in the Erie Dispatch Herald on February 11, 1945.