“‘Sojer Boys’ of Portage County” would not have come together if countless resources, historians and historical societies did not already exist. Listed below are the sources used for the information present in the documentary and the website. Each is an excellent place to discover more about the topics discussed in the film and on the site.
- Aurora Historical Society: The center for historical preservation in Aurora, Ohio.
Brimfield Historical Society and Kelso House Museum: The local center for historical preservation in Brimfield, Ohio.
Kent Civil War Society: A local historical society dedicated to preserving the local Civil War legacy.
Kent Historical Society: The center for historical preservation in Kent, Ohio.
Ohio Genealogical Society: All things genealogy in Ohio.
Ohio Historical Society: A resource not only for Civil War-related topics but all elements of Ohio History.
Portage County Historical Society: The go-to source for all things Portage County.
Randolph Historical Society: Official website of the Randolph Historical Society.
Western Reserve Historical Society: The center for historical preservation in Northeast Ohio.
Kent State University
- Kent State University Dept. of History: Resource page for history students and faculty.
Kent State University School of Journalism and Mass Communication: The birthplace of Sojer Boys of Portage County and one of three top accredited school’s of journalism in Ohio.
Civil War Historical Resources
- National Archives: A vast resource not only for local records but documents from the entire nation.
Ohio Civil War: Civil War website maintained by Larry Stevens containing information on all Civil War units from Ohio, an extensive bibliography and information on prisons, musicians and other war stories.
Ohio Civil War 150: An entire website dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War – specifically geared towards Ohio.
Cleveland Civil War Roundtable: An organization committed to Civil War research and the writing of Civil War history.
Historical Preservation: A large genealogical database for Civil War veterans from Ohio.
Civil War Monuments in Ohio: Contains descriptions, locations and some pictures of various Civil War monuments throughout Ohio.
Ohio State University E-History: A detailed list of the soldiers how served with the 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company F (The Franklin Rifles). This site also contains a detailed history of the entire 7th Ohio Volunteer Infantry as well as many primary source materials.
History of the Original Sixth Ohio Cavalry Regiment: Website for the Sixth Ohio Cavalry reenactment group also contains a short history of the original Sixth Ohio Calvalry.
6th Ohio Cavalry Regiment at Gettysburg: Information on the monument dedicated to the Sixth Ohio Cavalry Regiment in Gettysburg.
Ohio History Central: An online encyclopedia of Ohio History.
National Park Service Civil War Website: National Park Service page dedicated to the Civil war, contains Civil War parks, a soldier search engine, and information on upcoming events.
- Reed Memorial Library: The community library for Ravenna, Ohio, in Portage County
Kent Free Library: The community library for Kent, Ohio, in Portage County
Kent State University Library: The number one research destination for Kent State University students, faculty and staff.
Hiram College Library: The site for resources and historical preservation in Hiram, Ohio.
Books and Multimedia
- Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC Area: U.S. National Library of Medicine article includes information on the Civil War hospitals in Washington DC.
Roger J. Di Paolo, “Portage Pathways: Three doctors in the house in Kent” An article by Record-Courier editor Roger DiPaolo about the three Morris brothers who all served in medical positions during the Civil War.
Portage Pathways: Historical columns on prominent players from Portage County.
Our Army Nurses: Interesting Sketches, Addresses and Photographs of nearly One Hundred of the Noble Women who Served in Hospitals and on Battlefields during our Civil War, Compiled by Mary A. Gardner Holland (Boston, Mass: B. Wilkins & Co. Publishers, 1895). Digital version of the 1895 book containing multiple stories from nurses who served during the Civil War.
History of Portage County, Ohio: Online full text of the History of Portage County, Ohio book, contains a detailed history of the area from its settlement, and includes a section about the Civil War.
Portage Heritage: History of an Ohio County. (1957). The Portage County Historical Society.