James Garfield and the Civil War: For Ohio and the Union

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When the United States was divided by war, future president James Abram Garfield was one of many who stepped forward to defend the Union. While his presidency was tragically cut short by his assassination, Garfield's historic life covered some of the most consequential years of American history. From humble beginnings in Ohio, he rose to become a major general in the Union army. Garfield's military career took him to the backwoods of Kentucky, the fields of Shiloh and Chickamauga and ultimately to the halls of Congress. His service during the war helped to save the Union he would go on to lead as president. Join historian Daniel J. Vermilya to discover the little-known story of James Garfield's role in the Civil War.
ISBN: 9781626199088
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Ohio
Series: Civil War
Images: 41
Pages: 208
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Daniel J. Vermilya is a Civil War historian who currently works as a park ranger at Gettysburg National Military Park. He has previously worked at Antietam National Battlefield in Maryland, where he is also a licensed battlefield guide. In 2012, he was awarded the first Joseph L. Harsh Memorial Scholar Award by the Save Historic Antietam Foundation. He is a native of Kirtland, Ohio, and has previously worked as a volunteer for the James A. Garfield National Historic Site.
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