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Lawnfield, Library Talk About Conscription In The Civil War

This Wednesday's lunch-time talk focuses on the role the draft played in the American Civil War

James A. Garfield National Historic Site and Mentor Public Library are continuing their lunchtime talks this Wednesday at noon at the library's main branch.

This week, Park Guide Joan Kapsch will talk about the role the draft played in both the north and south.

The Union and Confederacy both used conscription to grow their military forces during the Civil War. Kapsch will discuss how effective draftees were as soldiers and will also examine such famous incidents as the 1863 New York City draft riots.

This program is free of charge; please make a free reservation by calling Mentor Public Library at 440-255-8811.

Attendees are invited to bring a lunch to enjoy during the program.

Following the April 10 program, the next presentation in this series will be at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 and will examine the May 1863 battle of Chancellorsville.

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