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 a nearsighted Civil War general and describes how Mill Springs recently became a National Monument.

If you enjoy this, we have a pair of history of programs coming soon that you’ll love!

First, you can explore the history of inaugural balls during an online program we’re hosting at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The speaker will be Allison Powell, a ranger from Garfield National Historic Site. Naturally, she’ll also highlight President Garfield’s ball at the Smithsonian Institution.

Then, our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 10. In honor of Black History Month, we’ll discuss the life of Frederick Douglass. The talk will be hosted via Zoom. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

Finally, if you’re interested in Civil War history, several talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety, including: