Tag Archives: James A. Garfield National Historic Site

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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Civil War Archaeology

Discover what archaeology can teach us about the US Civil War, and learn what techniques archaeologists use to study battlefields and other conflict zones. Rebekah Knaggs, an archaeologist by degree and park ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, explains how … Continue reading

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Antietam: The Bloodiest Day in US History

In fewer than 12 hours, 23,000 Union and Confederate soldiers died, wounded, or were missing during the Battle of Antietam. It still stands as the single most fatal day in US history. Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield … Continue reading

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