While James A. Garfield is best known for his tragic assassination and short-lived presidency, his role as a Civil War general and veteran have been largely forgotten. Garfield’s Civil War service was a defining part of his life, as it was for so many veterans. The war changed him as well as the nation he would one day lead. Join historian Daniel J. Vermilya to learn about the Civil War experiences of President James Garfield and how his wartime service stayed with him for the rest of his life.
This event is sponsored by the Cleveland History Center of the Western Reserve Historical Society.
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