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Ohio contributed more men as Union soldiers than any other state, except New York and Pennsylvania.&nbsp; Nearly 320,000 Union soldiers came from Ohio.&nbsp;It also provided greatly to the supplies of the Union Army throughout the war.&nbsp;<ref>Ohio in the American Civil War, a Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_in_the_American_Civil_War (viewed 25 November 2010).</ref>
Ohio provided 230 regiments of infantry and caralrycavalry, 26 light artillery batteries , 2 heavy artillery regiments, and 5 independent sharpshooter companies. Before the war, Ohio was a major stopping place for the Underground Railroad.&nbsp;5,092 free blacks were part of the Ohio regiments.<ref>Ohio in the American Civil War, a Wikipedia article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ohio_in_the_American_Civil_War (viewed 25 November 2010).</ref>
The following Union generals were from Ohio: [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulysses_S._Grant Ulysses S. Grant], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_T._Sherman William T. Sherman], and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philip_H._Sheridan Philip H. Sheridan], and several others.
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