Civil War Stories at Mentor Public Library

Learn about Confederate General James Longstreet this Wednesday at Mentor Public Library.

Learn about Confederate General James Longstreet this Wednesday at Mentor Public Library.

We’re hosting a pair of Civil War programs this week.

At noon on Wednesday, Dec. 14, we’ll discuss the history and legacy of Confederate General James Longstreet.

Longstreet was one of Robert E. Lee’s best and most respected generals. However, after the war, many of his former comrades came to despise him. Learn why this Wednesday.

Next, we’ll talk about Ulysses Grant’s pursuit of Lee and the road to Appomattox at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15. Learn about the long war’s final campaign.

Both talks will be at our Main Branch. They are free and open to the public.

The speakers are rangers or park volunteers from James A. Garfield National Historic Site—which also holds a wealth of information on the Civil War where President Garfield served as a brigadier general.

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