Mentor Public Library has a pair of programs dedicated to the Civil War this week at our Main Branch.
You can hear a line-by-line deconstruction of the Gettysburg Address—perhaps our country’s most famous speech—at noon this Wednesday, Nov. 9. Learn what President Abraham Lincoln meant when he spoke to our nation from Soldiers’ National Cemetery 153 years ago.
Then, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, we’ll discuss the Battle of Franklin.
Hear how Confederate John Bell lost six of his generals while trying to break through the Union entrenchment in Franklin, Tennessee.
Both talks 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.