Tag Archives: Civil War

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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MPL Talks: USS Michigan & the Civil War

The USS Michigan was one of the Navy’s first iron-hulled ships and it sailed the Great Lakes for more than a century. It represented the transition between wood to iron and sail to steam. The USS Michigan also played a … Continue reading

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Learn about USS Michigan, Lake Erie’s first iron hull

The USS Michigan was one of the Navy’s first iron-hulled ships and it sailed the Great Lakes for more than a century. It represented the transition between wood to iron and sail to steam. The USS Michigan also played a … Continue reading

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U.S. Civil War: Learn about battlefield preservation

We are fortunate to have a U.S. National Park in our backyard — doubly fortunate that they partner with us on our monthly Civil War series. During the next talk in our series, we’ll discuss that valuable role the park service … Continue reading

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