Tag Archives: James A. Garfield

Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Ex Parte Milligan

Most of the action from this month’s Civil War talk happens in the courtroom and not on the battlefield! When a military tribunal sentenced Lambdin P. Milligan of Indiana to hang for allegedly aiding the rebellious states, his lawyers—including James … Continue reading

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Take an Armchair Tour of Mentor in President Garfield’s Day

Debbie Weinkamer, the lead volunteer from James A. Garfield National Historic Site, takes you on a virtual tour of what Mentor, Ohio, looked like back when the president’s family lived here. The family had a profound affect on the community … Continue reading

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Interview with Benjamin Arrington, author of ‘The Last Lincoln Republican’

Both local and national history buffs will love Todd Arrington discussing his new book, The Last Lincoln Republican: The Presidential Election of 1880 with our own John Foster. Arrington serves as the site director of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor. His … 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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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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