From R. S. Dills' History of Fayette County
FAYETTE COUNTY IN THE REBELLION
The first gun discharged from the rebel batteries at the stars and stripes, floating over the ramparts of Fort Sumpter, resounded over the waters and through the valleys, reverberating from hill to hill, proclaimed to the patriots of tliis country the intelligence throughout the vast Union, from the Atlantic to the Pacific, that the old flag was insulted, the government in danger, and that the brave sons of Ohio were called upon to protect the old ship of state. Ohio as a whole responded nobly to the call for volunteers. Fayette County, as a part of that glorious whole, sprang to the rescue. The fires of patriotism were lighted in every loyal heart, not only of her brave sons, but her noble women, who, with Spartan heroism, urged them to the tented fields.