History’s Forgotten General: General Benjamin Potts of Carroll Co.

Join the Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table for its Thursday, October 13th meeting.
Presenter John Barnett will discuss Pott’s early life in a very small town called Wattsville in Eastern Ohio and his service to General US Grant during the Civil War and his post war Ohio Legislature tour that changed the United States by adding the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the Constitution. Potts was a Democrat but served Republican President Grant by delivering Ohio, against all odds, on the ratification. As a reward, President Grant appointed General Potts to Territorial Governor of Montana, and Potts delivered the Territory into Statehood.
All welcome at this free community event! Call 330-343-6123 for more info


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The Tuscarawas County Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), located in New Philadelphia, Ohio, was founded in 1979 by the Tuscarawas County Commissioners as a IRS-designated not-for-profit 501(c) 6 organization to respond to the growing number of visitor requests received in the area. The CVB began as a committee under the Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce and money for...
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