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James A. Ramage Civil War Museum at Battery Hooper, Fort Wright KY


For up to date information on the Ramage Museum, visit their website here.

Ramage Museum membership form here

2012 Ramage Museum Calendar of Events:

  • May 19-20: Public archaeology, book sale
  • June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22: Summer Lecture Series
  • August 18-19: Battery Hooper Days
  • September 8-9: Public Archaeology Dig
  • September 29: Antique Appraisal Fair
  • November 11: Veterans Day Ceremony at Highland Cemetery
  • December 9: Civil War Christmas

Expanded and Reprinted Geaslen Book Now Available at Ramage Museum

Geaslen Book Cover




Our Moment of Glory in the Civil War, Chester F. Geaslen's 1972 history of the events of the Fall of 1862 in the Cincinnati area, has been long out of print. It has now been expanded with new contributions by Dr. James A. Ramage, Jeannine Kreinbrink, and Bob Clements. The book is now available at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright and at the Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park. See more information here: Geaslen Book Signing.

Our congratulations and appreciation to the editors, to the City of Fort Wright and the Behringer-Crawford Museum, and to the Geaslen Family for making this important publication available.




CCWRT-contributed signs installed at James A. Ramage Civil War Museum & Battery Hooper Park: 19 August 2006

August 19 was the official "unveiling" of the two interpretive signs at the Ramage Museum. Jeannine Kreinbrink, Museum Board President, acknowledged and thanked CCWRT for contributing $1400 to pay for these signs during the opening events at the Museum and Park's First Anniversary celebration weekend. The signs are installed in a very attractive viewing area with several benches in front of the museum, and include a reproduction of the map of the battery and fort positions in northern Kentucky, as well as other information about Battery Hooper. Bob Limoseth and Dan Reigle are shown below with one of the signs.

At the same ceremony, the Museum's replica of the Black Brigade flag was presented and carried to its display location in the Museum by a color guard, following remarks on the history and significance of the Black Brigade by Dr. Ramage. The flag is shown below after its unfurling.

Bob Limoseth & Dan Reigle with CCWRT-contributed signRamage Museum

Dr James Ramage Jeannine Kreinbrink

Dr Ramage's AddressDr. Ramage and Friends

Replica of Black Brigade FlagArtillery Salute

CCWRT-contributed SignsDan Reigle at one of the new markers

(Photographs by Bob Limoseth and Jim Chaney; posted 20 August, supplemented 6 September 2006)

1st Anniversary at James A. Ramage Civil War Museum & Battery Hooper Park: 19-20 August 2006

August 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday) will be the big 1st year anniversary celebration for the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum!  This event will include a variety of activities and performers. These will include Union and Confederate camps, artillery encampment and cannon firing, archaeology interpretation, and performers including Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, and John Hunt Morgan.  Steven Foster will sing songs on Sunday, and a dulcimer group, barbershop quartet and local high school choral group will sing 19th century songs over the two days.  The Civil War Reenactors will conduct a variety of great living history demonstrations.  Food will be available on site.  Games and activities for children are also featured.

We will also unveil the permanent outdoor signs that all of you at CCWRT generously funded.  The unveiling will take place sometime between 10am and noon on Saturday August 19th. 

Saturday: 10am-7pmCheck for JARCWM Signs
Sunday: noon-6pm

For more information please visit the city of Fort Wright web site ( as the event gets closer, or email Jeannine Kreinbrink, Museum Board President, at  The performers' schedule will be posted in the next week or so on the Fort Wright web site.  Most activities such as the living history, Civil War encampment, archaeology interpretation, games/activities, etc are ongoing on both days.


(Posted 2 August 2006)

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