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    James A Garfield

    National Historic Site Ohio

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Major Battles of the Civil War

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Date: August 2, 2012

James A. Garfield National Historic Site and the Mentor Public Library continue their popular "Major Battles of the Civil War" speaker series with a Wednesday, August 8 program about the 1862 battle of Second Manassas (also known as Second Bull Run). The talk will be held at 12 p.m. in the Library's James R. Garfield Community Room. Mentor Public Library is located at 8215 Mentor Avenue in Mentor, Ohio.

The program is free of charge. Please call the Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811 to make a free reservation. Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the presentation.

James A. Garfield National Historic Site volunteer Patrick Abbey will be the featured speaker.

"Second Manassas was an important Confederate victory during the Civil War's second year," noted Todd Arrington, Chief of Interpretation and Education at James A. Garfield National Historic Site. "It was this victory that convinced General Robert E. Lee that the time was right for the Confederates to invade the North."

Following this program, the next talk in this series will take place on Wednesday, September 12. That presentation will be about the battle of Antietam (also known as Sharpsburg).

Did You Know?

Partial Image of Garfield Inaugural Ball Leaflet. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Garfield's nomination on the 36th ballot is still the Republican Party's record for the most ballots ever needed to nominate a candidate.