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James A. Garfield National Historic Site
8095 Mentor Avenue
Mentor, Ohio 44060

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  1. I’m writing a book about James Garfield (I’ve fallen in love with this guy) that supposes what would have happened in the U.S. — particularly in the area of Civil Rights — had Garfield survived Guiteau’s shooting…But my question is: If Garfield and James Blaine were such close friends — and I have read that the two were the very best of friends — why did Garfield throw in with John Sherman in 1880 instead of back Blaine?

    • Mr. McNally:

      Thanks for your comment, and sorry for the delay in responding. Garfield supported John Sherman in 1880 due to political expediency. Sherman had backed Garfield for a seat in the U.S. Senate earlier in 1880, and the Ohio legislature did, in fact, elect Garfield to that position. When the 1880 Republican convention came along, then, it was surely understood that Garfield would back Sherman in return, which he did. Had Garfield not been nominated by the Republicans and subsequently elected President in November 1880, he would have take his seat in the U.S. Senate. Instead, he never went to the Senate but went to the White House instead.

  2. I was curious, as to whether there is a general outline (or word by word account) of Mr. Garfield’s debate with William Denton in archives, newspapers, etc. to be seen and read? Certainly local societies, clubs, churches, etc. had to of taken an account of the debate?

    Sincerest regards (and Jesus bless)

  3. I’m a NJ native and I’m curious, do you know the exact route Garfield’s train took back to Washington after his death? It may seem silly but I’d love to know if the same route is in use in NJ and what towns were travelled through.

    Thanks for keeping this great man’s memory alive!

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