The plan for loaned artifacts

A Civil War reenactment of a Union Army light artillery cannon firing was a traditional part of the annual Battery Hooper Days at the now-closed James A. Ramage Civil War Museum in Fort Wright, Kentucky.

The city of Fort Wright plans to return artifacts on loan after closing the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum forever.

Council unanimously passed a municipal order on Sept. 1 to dissolve the museum's volunteer board, close the museum and confirmed Mayor Dave Hatter's prior order of closure.

The Behringer-Crawford Museum, which focuses on Northern Kentucky history, has been called in by the city to help with what to do with all the artifacts including Sons of the Union Veterans medals.

The closed museum is in a house at Battery Hooper at 1401 Highland Avenue, Fort Wright. The museum was named for a retired Northern Kentucky History professor who led efforts to preserve the key Civil War defensive position. The museum helped tell the story of one of the first Black Brigades in the Civil War and the defense of Cincinnati.

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