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Caleb Dorsey Baer: Frederick, Maryland’s Confederate Surgeon

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The diary and letters of Dr. Baer open a window into a little-known aspect of the American Civil War. Caleb Baer was born in Maryland and served in Missouri, both of which were border states with divided loyalties. Caleb served with Confederate forces, but his family members in Frederick County, Maryland, were staunch Union supporters. Never-before-published documents show a human side to the Civil War, including the toll the war took on families.

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Bucks for Barton!

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Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office is proud to be the recipient of a $5,000 grant from the Partners in Preservation Grant Campaign towards the restoration of the site. The Museum’s goal is to match the $5,000 grant in 30 days. Now through June 12th you can help us double the funds received!

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Help Us Win $100000 by VOTING

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CLICK FOR CLARA!
Vote for us and we will win $100000. Vote daily from now until May 10. Like us on facebook and share your love. After 1 day of voting we are in 11th place. Please share with friends and co-workers.

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Rebecca Pearl Art Show

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The War Horse and Their Generals
An equestrian’s dream. Artist Rebecca Pearl has painted more than 9 originals of the Gettysburg monuments to Generals and their mounts. Don’t miss this one of a kind Civil War experience — Art brings them to life.

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NMCWM Membership Drive

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2013 Membership Drive. Click here to learn more and help support our member funded Museum!! Our goal is to double the size of our membership program. Enjoy events, lectures, admission to three unique historical sites, participate in actual Civil War Experiences. Become a member today!

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Living Historian Workshop

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Four stellar living historians and museum professionals share their experience and expertise with professional and volunteer museum staff interested in improving their mid-Victorian medical impressions. We offer a rare opportunity to tour the Museum with its founder Dr. Gordon Dammann. He’ll expound on his unique perspective on artifacts currently on display from his original collection. 8:30am until 5pm. Programs, notebook, handouts, lunch and snacks included. Pre-registration required.

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Cigar and Whiskey Night 2013

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The 2nd annual Cigar and Whiskey Night on South Mountain at a private historic farm. Enjoy stories, stogies and sips of aqua vitae! Featuring Smooth Ambler Spirits and Catoctin Creek Distillery. This year, spend the night under our tent for an enhanced Civil War experience. Limited to 75 attendees – what a perfect Holiday Gift.

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Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

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Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office was originally rediscovered by Richard Lyons of the General Services Administration (GSA) in 1996, when the building was scheduled for demolition. Located on 7th street, NW, Washington D.C., the site is the location where Clara Barton lived during and immediately after the Civil War.

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A Pry House Christmas

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We are happy to announce that the Pry House Field Hospital Museum will be holding a special event; a Pry House Christmas. On December 15th, from 11 AM to 4 PM, come and experience what Christmas was like during the time of the Civil War. We will have speakers and handouts. There will also be songs, decorations, and treats. You can even have your photo taken with our very own Civil War Santa Claus, Jim Tent! Fun for all ages!

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Civil War Beer – The Sesquicentennial Series

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History – Drink It In! These beers were inspired by actual Civil War recipes. Brewers Alley Restaurant has teamed up with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine to bring you the opportunity to share in an actual Civil War Experience — drinking beer! Click here for more information about Antietam Ale, Proclamation Porter and more.

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