Tag Archives: Civil War

MPL Talks: The Mexican-American War

Consider this a prologue to our Civil War series. David Lintern, a volunteer at the James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discussed the Mexican-American War during a program last week at the library. The Mexican-American War is where most Civil … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Ambrose Burnside – Innovator in Facial Hair & Firearms

Major General Ambrose Burnside is best known for two things: his failures as a Civil War general and that facial hair. But Burnside led a remarkable life both before and after the Civil War. Matt Jones of the James A. Garfield National … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: Warrior to the White House

Several of the men who served in the Civil War also served as president of the United States, including Mentor’s most famous resident. Todd Arrington (site commander of James A. Garfield National Historic Site) discussed the lives of six of these … Continue reading

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Learn about the Civil War veterans who became president

Seven of the men who served in the Civil War also served as president of the United States, including Mentor’s most famous resident. You can learn about these veterans and how their military service impacted their personal and political lives, their campaigns, … Continue reading

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MPL Talks: General Winfield Scott Hancock

General Winfield Scott Hancock was a spectacular corps commander, perhaps the Union’s best. But that’s not the only reason Todd Arrington (site commander of James A. Garfield National Historic Site) chose Hancock as the subject of his latest Civil War … Continue reading

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