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 talk.

Learn about Hancock’s life, his accomplishments, his friendship with Confederate General Lewis Armistead, and why he’s especially pertinent to President Garfield.

Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at our Main Branch. The topic will Civil War veterans who also served as president. The talk is free and open to all.

If you’re interested in Civil War history, some other previous talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety:

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