Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

Major Battles of the Civil War: Mill Springs

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site, Ranger Rebecca revisits the Battle of Mill Springs, one of the first decisive Union victories in the key battleground of Kentucky. She also explains the dangers of being … Continue reading

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Have a ball exploring past presidential parties

How does Washington D.C. welcome new residents to the White House? With a ball, of course! Explore the history of inaugural balls throughout America’s history during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The speaker will … Continue reading

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Major Battles of the Civil War: Sherman’s March to the Sea

“I can make Georgia howl.” This was the promise of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman after he captured Atlanta. For his next act, Sherman marched his army to Savannah — leaving a trail of twisted rail ties and pillaged farms … Continue reading

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Discover President Garfield’s legacy as the last Lincoln Republican

Benjamin Todd Arrington discusess his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880, which dives into the competitive and contentious election between Republican James A. Garfield and Democrat Winfield Scott Hancock. The election was decided by fewer than 10,000 votes – one … Continue reading

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The Connection between President Eisenhower & Gettysburg

President Eisenhower had a special relationship with the town and famous battlefield of Gettysburg, going back to his days in Camp Colt. Learn about it here from Todd Arrington, the site directory for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site. … Continue reading

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