Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Civil War Generals & the Indian Wars

Our Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War series continues with a look at the role that Civil War generals played in the Indian wars. Ranger Alan Gephardt of James A. Garfield National Historic Site specifically examines the actions and opinions … Continue reading

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The Civil War & President James A. Garfield

By now, many people know how Mentor’s own President James A. Garfield served in the Civil War, but how did he feel about the war and its causes? Garfield catapulted to national fame because of his role in the impressive … 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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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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