Tag Archives: Civil War

Major Battles of the Civil War: Mill Springs

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ranger Rebecca revisits the Battle of Mill Springs, one of the first decisive Union victories in the key battleground of Kentucky. She also explains the dangers of being … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“I can make Georgia howl.” This was the promise of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman after he captured Atlanta. For his next act, Sherman marched his army to Savannah — leaving a trail of twisted rail ties and pillaged farms … Continue reading

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Interview with Benjamin Arrington, author of ‘The Last Lincoln Republican’

Both local and national history buffs will love Todd Arrington discussing his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880 with our own John Foster. Arrington serves as the site director of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. His … Continue reading

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Discover President Garfield’s legacy as the last Lincoln Republican

Benjamin Todd Arrington discusess his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880, which dives into the competitive and contentious election between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. The election was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes – one … Continue reading

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The Connection between President Eisenhower & Gettysburg

President Eisenhower had a special relationship with the town and famous battlefield of Gettysburg, going back to his days in Camp Colt. Learn about it here from Todd Arrington, the site directory for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. … Continue reading

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