Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

James A. Garfield and the First Decoration Day

Our nation will commemorate Memorial Day later this month, and our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site offer a timely reminder on the holiday’s origin. Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a way to celebrate and commemorate soldiers  who … Continue reading

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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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