The Civil War at Mentor Public Library

An expert from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site will talk about the Battle of Chancellorsville this Thursday at Mentor Public Library.

An expert from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site will talk about the Battle of Chancellorsville this Thursday at Mentor Public Library.

Mentor Public Library has not one but two programs dedicated to the Civil War this week at its Main Branch.

At noon on Wednesday (and in honor of Black History Month), you can learn all about Frederick Douglass.

Hear how he went from being an escaped slave to the most famous Afro-American in the United States.

Then, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, we’re talking about the Battle of Chancellorsville.

Learn how President Lincoln’s newest general, Fightin’ Joe Hooker, fared against Robert E. Lee. (Hint: Not well.)

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.

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