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 Battle of Fredericksburg" at noon Wednesday.
Fredericksburg was one of the Confederacy’s most decisive and one-sided victories. It resulted in massive casualties for the North and was another in a long line of debacles led by ineffective Union generals.
The South’s victory at Fredericksburg was so overwhelming that Confederate General Robert E. Lee is said to have remarked of the battle, “It is well that war is so terrible; otherwise, we may grow too fond of it.”
James A. Garfield National Historic Site Volunteer Rebecca Hayward will be the speaker.
Guests may bring a lunch to enjoy during the talk.
The library and park's joint series coincides with the park's commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.
The series will continue next year on Jan. 9 with a talk about the Emancipation Proclamation.
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.