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Matthew B. Gilmore

Remembering President James Garfield


Remembering President James Garfield

Matthew Gilmore, who edits a Washington, D.C., history blog, talked about the complicated and controversial building of a memorial to President James Garfield on the U.S. Capitol grounds. Mr. Garfield was shot in July 1881 by a disgruntled office seeker and died from his wounds the following September. The United States Capitol Historical Society hosted this event.


Presentation to US Capitol Historical Society based on: Memories Fade: Washington’s most memorialized (and least known) President



One comment on “Remembering President James Garfield

  1. Pingback: Unveiling Of President Garfield Assassination temporary markers On National Mall – Nov 19, 2018 | Washington DC History Resources

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