Finding aid for the John Stites Gano Papers

Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Gano, John Stites
Title: John Stites Gano Papers
Dates: 1812-1814
Extent: 0.20 linear feet (1 container)
Abstract: John Stites Gano (1766-1822) was a Cincinnati, Ohio, resident who served as major general and later as commander-in-chief of the Ohio Militia in Lower Sandusky during the War of 1812. The collection consists of correspondence and orders.
MS Number MS 1583
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English

Scope and Content

The John Stites Gano Papers, 1812-1814, consist of correspondence and orders.

This collection will be useful to researchers studying the history of the War of 1812, the role of the Ohio Militia in Lower Sandusky in that war, and the activities of John Stites Gano.

Statement of Arrangement

The collection is arranged by document type and then chronologically. It is maintained in one folder.

Restrictions on Access

While there are no access restrictions on this collection, researchers will be asked to use the microfilm of this collection. This collection was microfilmed as part of The War of 1812 in the Northwest.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.


Gano, John Stites, 1766-1822.
Ohio -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.
Ohio -- Militia -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- War of 1812 -- Sources.

Preferred Citation

[Container ___, Folder ___ ] MS 1583 John Stites Gano Papers, Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio

Acquisition Information

Gift of the Tuttle Company in 1922.