Timeline

Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
Y/M/D Description Association Composition Place Locale Food Event
1831/11/19 Eliza Garfield, wife of Abram Garfield, gives birth to a son, James Abram Garfield, in a log cabin in Orange Township, now Moreland Hills, Ohio. Born President James Garfield Birthplace Cabin Moreland Hills, OH
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
1861/06/19 Passed a restful day with manifest betterment in (Lucretia's) strength.... The work and worry of Washington seem very far away .... I have always felt the ocean was my friend and the sight of it brings rest and peace. JAG diary entry Visitor Long Branch New Jersey
1862/01/00 Sworn in by Squire Charles of Pike County, Col James Garfield is commissioned a Brigadier General in the Union Army. A historical marker is located in the city park off Huffman Avenue in Pikeville, Kentucky. Union commander Huffman Avenue Historic District Pikeville
1862/01/10 Garfield's Headquarters for 10 days following the Battle of Middle Creek Union commander 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
1881/06/00 James A Garfield attends services St James Protestant Episcopal Chapel in Long Branch, New Jersey. Congregant Church of the Presidents Long Branch
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, razed 1908). Victim National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Washington, DC Assassination of James Garfield
1881/07/26 Alex Bell uses a metal detector of his own invention to try find the bullet in Garfield. He was unsuccessful due, in part, to interference from Garfield's metal bed and Dr 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 in the Francklyn Cottage (lost), at Elberon by the sea, from infection and blood poisoning, complications from his gunshot wounds. Died Long Branch New Jersey Assassination of James Garfield
1890/05/30 James A Garfield Memorial is dedicated. In Memoriam James A Garfield Memorial Cleveland
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