Special Exhibit Civil War Talk

When: Back to Calendar February 20, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room
48 East Patrick Street Frederick
MD 21701
Cost: Free and Open to the Public
Contact: Kyle Wichtendahl
301-695-1864, Ext. 23.

Join us for a special presentation!

Baptism in Blood and Disease: The 145th PVI Burying the Dead at Antietam and Dying from Disease at Harpers Ferry by George Deutsch

Historian George Deutsch will explore one   regiment’s ordeal in the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam. The newly   minted 145th PVI was spared the slaughter of America’s bloodiest   day, only to be detailed the gruesome task of burying Antietam’s dead on the   battlefield, a nightmarish introduction to war. The regiment spent the next   several cold, rainy weeks on Bolivar Heights without tents, proper equipment,   or adequate medicine, losing more than half their men to disease.

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