Tag Archives: Civil War

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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Major Battles of the Civil War: The Battle of Franklin

The Battle of Franklin pitted two flawed generals against each other: Union General John Schofield was too pompous; Confederate General John B. Hood, too stubborn. But when they met on the battlefield, it was Hood’s flaws that came to the … Continue reading

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Civil War Archaeology

Discover what archaeology can teach us about the US Civil War, and learn what techniques archaeologists use to study battlefields and other conflict zones. Rebekah Knaggs, an archaeologist by degree and park ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, explains how … Continue reading

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