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The History of the US Navy from the Civil War through the 1880s

For this month’s Civil War talk, Ranger Alan Gephardt from James A. Garfield National Historic Site traced the history of the US Navy from its wooden and ironclad ships during the Civil War to the origin of the “Steel Navy.” Our … Continue reading

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Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Ex Parte Milligan

Most of the action from this month’s Civil War talk happens in the courtroom and not on the battlefield! When a military tribunal sentenced Lambdin P. Milligan of Indiana to hang for allegedly aiding the rebellious states, his lawyers—including James … Continue reading

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A Slave No More: Discussing the Stories of the Enslaved

The Civil War series that we host with our friends and neighbors from James A. Garfield National Historic Site has returned! This month, Ranger Allison Powell (with help from Ranger Joan Kapsch) uses the biographies of John Washington and Wallace … Continue reading

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US Civil War: Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues with a look at Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address. Has any president in US history been inaugurated under such fraught circumstances as Lincoln? States had already begun seceding from the … Continue reading

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The Life & Legacy of Frederick Douglass

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site and in commemoration of Black History Month, Ranger Todd Arrington discusses the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. He rose from slavery to become one of the … Continue reading

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