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“Ideas Outlive Men”: James A. Garfield and the Civil War
James A. Garfield was catapulted to fame to regional and national fame by this impressive victory in the January 1862 battle of Middle Creek in Kentucky. Even before he donned a soldier’s uniform, though, he had strong convictions and opinions about the events which led to the Civil War. Garfield, like every surviving soldier, continued to have those strong feelings and close ties with his fellow veterans after they mustered out. Learn more about Garfield’s private and public sentiments about the war and the cause for which millions fought. SPEAKER: Daniel J. McGill, James A. Garfield NHS.