Tag Archives: Civil War

60 Years of Service: The Life & Service of Admiral. David G. Farragut

Admiral David G. Farragut’s life and military tenure were unprecedented. He started serving in the US Navy when he was nine years old. He served during three wars, including the Civil War. An expert from James A. Garfield National Historic Site discusses … Continue reading

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Ulysses Grant & the Election of 1868

What were the major issues in the first presidential election after the Civil War? Reconstruction, certainly. Civil Rights, definitely. But the country faced a whole host of issues, and a crowded field of candidates had a lot of different ideas … Continue reading

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The History of the Medal of Honor

It is our nation’s highest military award, but how much do you know about the Medal of Honor? Todd Arrington, site coordinator at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, guides us through the Medal’s origins and history as part of our Leaders & … Continue reading

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After a Civil War Battle: Burying the Dead

We’ve hosted years worth of programs about the different Civil War Battles. But what happens after the battle? What happens to the dead, wounded and captured? What happens to the ruined cities and farms? Jessica Beam, a ranger at James A. … Continue reading

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James A. Garfield and the First Decoration Day

Our nation will commemorate Memorial Day later this month, and our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site offer a timely reminder on the holiday’s origin. Memorial Day began as Decoration Day, a way to celebrate and commemorate soldiers  who … Continue reading

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