|Leaders and Legacies of the Civil War|
Event Type: Adults|
Age Group(s): Adults
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 1:00 PM
History of the Medal of HonorLibrary: Main Library
Few military decorations for valor existed when the Civil War began, but that changed on July 12, 1862 when President Lincoln approved creation of the Medal of Honor. This program will provide a detailed history of the award now revered as the nationís highest military decoration and will also examine some of the Civil Warís most interesting and notable recipients.
Location: James R. Garfield Room (Main - Lower Level)