Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

US Civil War: Abraham Lincoln’s First Inaugural Address

Our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site continues with a look at Abraham Lincoln’s first inaugural address. Has any president in US history been inaugurated under such fraught circumstances as Lincoln? States had already begun seceding from the … Continue reading

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The Life & Legacy of Frederick Douglass

In the latest from our Civil War series with James A. Garfield National Historic Site and in commemoration of Black History Month, Ranger Todd Arrington discusses the life and legacy of Frederick Douglass. He rose from slavery to become one of the … 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 with Allison Powell, a ranger from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. Discover: … Continue reading

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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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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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