Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

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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Christmas in a Civil War Camp

Our friends from James A. Garfield National Historic Site have taken us to Gettysburg, Antietam, Atlanta, and beyond during their Civil War lecture series. But now Allison Powell of JAGNHS leads us somewhere new: Christmas during the Civil War. She … Continue reading

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5 Facts about the Garfield Family & Mentor Public Library

We’re fortunate to be neighbors with the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. They lead a monthly a Civil War series at our Main Branch and are a wonderful resource to have nearby. Moreover, the Garfield family has a long … 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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