Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Significant name Huffman Avenue Historic District Pikeville
Attends services Congregant Church of the Presidents Long Branch
1858/11/11 Lucretia Rudolph marries James Garfield at the home of the bride's parents in Hiram, Ohio. Groom Hiram Ohio Marriage of Lucretia Rudolph and James Garfield
1861/00/00 James A Garfield lives on Hinsdale St c 1857-1861 while principal of the Western Reserve Eclectic Institute, now Hiram College. Home James A Garfield House Hiram
1862/01/10 Garfield's Headquarters for 10 days following the Battle of Middle Creek Significant name Garfield Place Prestonsburg Battle of Middle Creek
1862/01/10 Confederate forces battle Union forces in Eastern Kentucky Union commander Middle Creek Battlefield Prestonsburg Battle of Middle Creek
1863/09/00 William Rosecrans and his chief of staff James Garfield stay with the James Lee's in Chickamauga. Military Chief of Staff Lee and Gordon Mill Chickamauga
1876/00/00 Garfield home 1876-1881 Home James A Garfield National Historic Site Mentor
1877/00/00 James Garfield enjoys his first Southern Mint Julep on the front gallery of Oakleigh mansion. Visitor Oakleigh House Museum Mobile Mint Julep
1881/03/04 Inaugural Ball for President James Garfield and Vice President Chester A Arthur is held at the National Museum decorated with 2 electric lights, 3,000 gas lights, festive bunting, state flags and seals and a colossal "Statue of America". US President Arts and Industries Building Washington, DC
1881/07/02 Charles J Guiteau, a disgruntled office-seeker, shoots Garfield twice in the back as James Blaine and the President walk through Baltimore and Potomac Railroad's 6th St Station in Washington (Built 1873, demolished 1908). Victim Assassination of James Garfield
1881/07/26 Bell uses a metal detector that he invented to try find the bullet in Garfield. He was unsuccessful due, in part, to interference from Garfield's metal bed and Garfield's physician D Willard Bliss insistence of only examining the President's right side. Victim The White House Washington, DC Assassination of James Garfield
1881/09/19 James A Garfield dies from infection and blood poisoning, complications from his gunshot wounds. Victim Assassination of James Garfield
1890/05/30 James A Garfield Memorial is dedicated. Designed by architect George Keller, construction began in 1885 and the exterior sculptures were created by Caspar Buberl. Memoriam Garfield Memorial Cleveland
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