Tag Archives: Civil War

Discover the art of the Civil War

We’re partnering with our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site to host a special online program about the art of the Civil War at noon on Wednesday, July 8. Ranger Mary Lintern will discuss some of the classic pieces … Continue reading

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Civil War: The Life of Jefferson Davis

Our Civil War series with our friends at James A. Garfield National Historic Site is back! This month, we revisited the life of Jefferson Davis. Most know Davis as the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, but … Continue reading

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The Life of Abraham Lincoln

He’s on the short list of most important Americans ever. So what can you say about Abraham Lincoln in one short hour? A lot, actually. Todd Arrington (site manager for James A. Garfield National Historic Site) guides you through the … Continue reading

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Meet the women spies of Ohio

Did you know that a young woman who lived in Lake County served as a Union spy by request of none less than President Abraham Lincoln? You can learn about this woman (whose name was Elizabeth Stiles, by the way) and … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Middle Creek

Our Civil War series continues with a spotlight on The Battle of Middle Creek, a lesser-known conflict with local importance because Mentor’s own James A. Garfield led the Union into the fray. Discover how what happened in Kentucky set Garfield … Continue reading

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