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Story of Garfield

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A short biography of the 20th U.S. President. Garfield was raised in humble circumstances on an Ohio farm by his widowed mother and elder brother. Before he was elected president in the Republican party he was first elected to Congress in 1862 as Representative of the 19th District of Ohio. Then to the Senate in 1880. His presidency lasted just 200 days—from March 4, 1881, until his death on September 19, 1881, as a result of being shot by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881.

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[Frontispiece: Portrait of James Garfield (missing from book)]

THE STORY OF GARFIELD

FARM BOY, SOLDIER, AND PRESIDENT

By WILLIAM G. RUTHERFORD

TWENTY NINTH THOUSAND

LONDON:

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION

57 AND 59 LUDGATE HILL, E.C.

1895

CONTENTS.

CHAP.

I. THE FAR WEST II. THE PIONEERS III. A FIRE IN THE FOREST IV. THE FOUR SAPLINGS V. A RESTLESS SCHOLAR VI. MAN MAKING VII. THE TWO BROTHERS VIII. HOUSE BUILDING IX. FAITHFUL WORK X. THE ROPE THAT SAVED HIM XI. STRIKING OUT A NEW LINE XII. TEACHING AND LEARNING XIII. FINDING FRIENDS XIV. THE FIRST BLOW XV. DARK DAYS FOR THE UNION XVI. FOR FLAG AND COUNTRY XVII. WINNING HIS SPURS XVIII. FILLING THE GAP XIX. THE HOUR AND THE MAN XX. LOOKING BACK

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

PORTRAIT OF JAMES GARFIELD (missing) . . . . . . Frontispiece

THE TREES FELL BEFORE HIS AXE

TOM BORROWED A HORSE

SHE DRIED HER TEARS AND ASKED GOD TO SUPPORT HER

AN AMERICAN FARMSTEAD

THE CARPENTER SET ABOUT HIS TASK

HE NEVER TIRED OF READING

ON BOARD THE CANAL BOAT

NEGROES STOLEN FROM THE WEST COAST OF AFRICA WERE SOLD INTO SLAVERY

THE DEFENCE OF FORT SUMTER

GARFIELD AND HIS REGIMENT GOING INTO ACTION

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