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Grand Army of the Republic the Focus of Civil War Round Table Program

/ May 9, 2024

The event

The Tuscarawas Valley Civil War Round Table will meet on Thursday, May 9 at 6:30 PM in the Community Room at the Dover Public Library. The featured presenter will be Todd Arrington who will present a program entitled, “The Grand Army of the Republic.” The Grand Army of the Republic was a Union veterans’ organization after the Civil War. It became politically influential and advocated for such issues as pensions for U.S. veterans and even racial equality in the wake of the war that brought slavery to an end. This program will educate listeners about the GAR’s history and influence on many facets of post-Civil War society. Todd Arrington is the Site Manager of the James A. Garfield National Historic Site in Mentor, Ohio. This program is free and open to all.