03 12, 2022

Explore the Stories of Jewish Americans during the Civil War

By |2022-03-27T12:35:23-04:00March 12, 2022|

Chris Dobeck from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site discusses the experiences of Jewish Americans at the time of the Civil War during a talk we hosted earlier this month. In addition to their roles in the military, Jewish Americans also served in the political leadership in both the Union and Confederacy. Dobeck highlights the experiences of both the Salomon family for the Union and Confederate Secretary of State Judah P. Benjamin.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, April 13. The topic will be Appomattox and its prelude. The talk is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

02 12, 2022

Discovery the history & importance of Black Union soldiers in the Civil War

By |2022-02-09T15:47:17-05:00February 12, 2022|

More than 180,000 Black Americans fought for the Union during the Civil War, and their actions were vital to the Union Victory. In commemoration of Black History Month, Todd Arrington, site manager of James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discusses the history, importance, and experiences of Black Union soldiers during the Civil War.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, March 9. The topic will be Jewish Americans and their Civil War experience. The talk is free to attend and open to all. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

08 15, 2021

How Did the Armies Communicate during the US Civil War?

By |2021-08-15T13:00:12-04:00August 15, 2021|

The US Civil War occurred during a technological revolution. The armies relied on tried-and-true means for communication (flag movements, bugle calls, and the spoken word), as well as revolutionary new technology (hot-air balloons and telegraphs.)

Ranger Amanda Cox from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site explains how the armies gathered and shared intelligence while on the field.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, Sept. 8. Ranger David Lintern will discuss a Union General with Lake County ties. We will be meeting in person at our Main Branch! We look forward to seeing you here. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

07 16, 2021

The History of the US Navy from the Civil War through the 1880s

By |2021-07-16T12:00:48-04:00July 16, 2021|

For this month’s Civil War talk, Ranger Alan Gephardt from James A. Garfield National Historic Site traced the history of the US Navy from its wooden and ironclad ships during the Civil War to the origin of the “Steel Navy.”

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 11. The rangers will discuss field communications during the war. We will be meeting in person at our Main Branch! We look forward to seeing you here. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

06 14, 2021

Leaders & Legacies of the Civil War: Ex Parte Milligan

By |2021-06-14T19:00:30-04:00June 14, 2021|

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 A. Garfield—stood before the Supreme Court to preserve not only his life but also Reconstruction.

Our speaker is Ranger Chris Dobeck from the James A. Garfield National Historic Site.

Our Civil War series continues next month at noon on Wednesday, July 14. The rangers will discuss the history of the US Navy from wooden ships to the “Steel Navy.” For the first time in more than a year, we will be meeting in person at our Main Branch! We look forward to seeing you here. Registration is required, and you can sign up on our website.

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

Go to Top