Lawnfield, Library Continue Civil War Series With Battle Of Winchester
The park and library will talk about one of Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson's biggest victories
James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Mentor Public Library will continue their series of lunchtime talks on the major battles of the Civil War with "The Battles of Winchester" at noon Wednesday at the library's main branch.
The program is free and people are invited to bring their own lunch.
The town of Winchester, VA, changed hands between the Union and Confederacy numerous times during the Civil War.
It was the hub of key roadways that linked the Ohio Valley to the eastern United States coastal plains and lay on the only route between the east and western United States with direct connections to Washington, D.C.
The first battle of Winchester was a major southern victory during the famous Shenandoah Valley campaign led by Confederate General Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson.
Todd Arrington, the chief of interpretation and education at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, will discuss the national significance of the battle, as well as the movements and actions of the armies.
The joint series coincides with the park's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
All of the talks are free and open to the public. However, those interested should register beforehand. They can do so on the library's website or by calling 440-255-8811.