The Ewing Family of Ohio


Photo: Ken Heineman

General William T. Sherman owed a lot to the Ewings, who raised him, sent him to West Point, and gave him the political connections to succeed in war.


In the midst of the bloody Civil War, one Ohio family stood at the center of the Northern debate over emancipation. The Ewings had a heavy hand in defending the soul of the Republican party and waging war on the South. This hour, we consider the saga of this Lancaster, Ohio family dynasty during this pivotal historic moment.


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