Tag Archives: Civil War

Learn about Lincoln’s Vice Presidents

Our Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War series continues Wednesday with a special look at Abraham Lincoln’s two, very different vice presidents: Hannibal Hamlin and Andrew Johnson. Hamlin—an anti-slavery Democrat who became a Republican—was nominated as Lincoln’s running partner in part … Continue reading

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Learn about the Civil War & Abraham Lincoln’s re-election

Yes, the 2016 presidential campaign was unique, but it wasn’t the first extraordinary election in our country’s history. For example, in 1864, the United States held its first presidential election during wartime. Many even suggested postponing the election, but President … Continue reading

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Civil War Stories 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 … Continue reading

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5 Things You Didn’t Know about the Gettysburg Address

Exactly 153 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln spoke at a newly commemorated national cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. He spoke briefly—a mere 262 words—but those words are still remembered verbatim by hundreds of people, and even the most apolitical Americans can … Continue reading

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Deconstructing the Gettysburg Address

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 … Continue reading

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