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James A. Garfield Quick Facts

Name Meaning: James is of Hebrew origin and means “he who supplants”. Vital Stats: Birthday: November 19, 1831 Birth Name: James Abram Garfield Birthplace: Orange Township, modern day Moreland Hills, Ohio Height: 6’1″ Date...

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The Iron Brigade in the Chancellorsville Campaign

On January 25th, 1863, Major General Joseph Hooker was promoted to command of the Army of the Potomac. Six weeks earlier, the army had suffered a bloody defeat at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia;...