Feb 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Historian C.R. Gibbs will speak of the creation of the United States Colored Troops and their service during the Civil War. Over 180,000 African-Americans enlisted in the USCT, constituting 10% of the Union Army by the end of the Civil War. Soldiers of the USCT served with distinction in every theater of the war and nearly 40,000 never returned. Although placed in segregated units, the Civil War service of African-American soldiers marked a major advancement toward equal civil rights and helped create opportunity for Black Americans. On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free...

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Feb 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Betsy Estilow, President of the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will present on the unsung contributions of thousands of African-American men and women in medical service during the Civil War. Though often overlooked, people of color performed incredible service as caregivers, nurses, and doctors in both the North and South. Their efforts not only provided relief for the suffering and aid to their respective causes, but also paved the way for greater social equality and professional opportunity. On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will host a free lecture series centered...

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Historian C. R. Gibbs, author of Black, Copper, and Bright: the District of Columbia’s Black Civil War Regiment, will tell the story of the First Regiment, United States Colored Troops, organized in the District of Columbia in 1863. The regiment fought in over a dozen engagements through Virginia and North Carolina, losing hundreds of men to injury and disease. Gibbs will recount the formation of the regiment, made up of fugitive slaves and free blacks, the battles it endured, the toll on its men, and their joyous welcome home. On Saturday afternoons in the month of February the CBMSO will...

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Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Author and historian Bob O’Connor will talk on the subject of his recent book, The U.S. Colored Troops at Andersonville Prison. Though Confederate officers and troops were infamous for giving no quarter to members of the United States Colored Troops, over one hundred black soldiers are known to have been held in the notorious Confederate prison at Andersonville, Georgia. Many would die there in captivity and their graves incorporated in Andersonville National Cemetery. Mr. O’Connor will give an account of these forgotten African-American prisoners and highlight the remarkable stories of a few USCT soldiers held in Andersonville. The NMCWM will...

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Mar 7 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tracey McIntire and Dr. Audrey Scanlan-Teller will speak on the experiences of over four hundred women who disguised themselves as men to serve heroically in Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. The presentation will illuminate not only individual stories, but gender roles and military culture during the Civil War Era. Both speakers will themselves be authentically dressed as Civil War female soldiers. On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions of women in the Civil War. A full schedule will be posted...

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Living Historians Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 14 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosts its Annual Civil War Medicine Living Historians Workshop, an all-day symposium on skills, knowledge, and resources valuable in providing quality living history programs to the public, specifically focused on medicine during the Civil War. Sessions will be hosted by members of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association, as well as other veteran living history interpreters and museum staff. Registration of the Living Historians Workshop is $60 for non-members and $50 for members and active volunteers, and includes lunch. Participants will be able to register online or by phone.
Mar 14 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Sara Florini, of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, will discuss Clara Barton’s legacy as an early advocate for gender and racial equality. As a forward thinking and pragmatic woman, Barton did not allow her sex to be an obstacle to achievement and refused to accept discrimination in her professional or social circles. Throughout her life, Clara Barton was advocate for equal pay, universal suffrage, social equality, and dignity for men and women of every race. On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office will host a free lecture series centered on the contributions...

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Mar 21 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Betsy Estilow, President of the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, will present on the contributions of female nurses to armies on both sides of the Civil War. While today the majority of professional nurses are women, this was not the case prior to the 1860s, when nursing was considered an inappropriate activity for ladies, and rarely a paid vocation. Thousands of women answered the call to service in hospitals and battlefields during the Civil War, rendering invaluable service to the sick and wounded and paving the way for women in the field of professional...

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Mar 28 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
At the outbreak of the Civil War, while men joined armies, women, by necessity, moved into a wide variety of new vocations. Hundreds of them took on the unexpected role of spy. Whether they represented the North or South, were rich or poor, black or white, these daring women defied cultural norms and risked their lives to aid their country and honor their beliefs and aspirations. Hilda Koontz will introduce many of the unsung heroines in this dangerous profession who took on extraordinary risks and changed history. On Saturday afternoons in the month of March, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers...

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The National Museum of Civil War Medicine invites you to attend our Letterman Lecture Series. The lectures in this series will be given by those who have been honored or nominated to receive the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award. The nominees and honorees are those whose work will have long lasting impact on the direction of medicine in the future. A question and answer period will be offered after each presentation. Museum exhibits will also remain open after the programs. Infectious Diseases, treatments and prevention through American Military History. Friday, April 10 – Dr. Peter J. Weina, MD...

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Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is one of a dozen participants in this Frederick County Historic Sites Consortium event to kick off the 2015 museum season. Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association will be on hand to display and interpret an expansive collection of Civil War-era medical accouterments, both original and reproduction. Admission to the museum is free for Bell and History Day.
Civil War Scholars Saturday @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Apr 25 @ 9:45 am – 3:00 pm
    On Saturday, April 25, 2015, The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host its annual Civil War Scholars Saturday program in the Pry Barn. The event is a one-day symposium with expert historians in American Civil War history. Scholars from diverse backgrounds will each give an individual presentation on a common theme, followed by an open and engaging discussion with the audience.   This year’s program will focus on fighting soldiers in colorful and unique roles during the Civil War. Presenters will include:   Ted Alexander – Ted Alexander serves as the Chief Historian for Antietam National Battlefield...

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Civil War Talks @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Mark Quattrock, President of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association, will give an overview presentation on the Confederate State Medical Service during the Civil War. While the Confederacy was hard-pressed for man-power, supplies, and resources of all kinds, the Southern military managed to provide an exceptional level of medical care for its soldiers until near the very end of the war. The efforts of Surgeon General Samuel Preston Moore and other medical officers and physicians helped the South to overcome limitations and create an extremely efficient and effective medical system and drive real innovation in patient care. Mr. Quattrock will...

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Letterman Lecture: Combat Casualty Care, Then and Now @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 15 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine invites you to attend our Letterman Lecture Series. The lectures in this series will be given by those who have been honored or nominated to receive the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award. The nominees and honorees are those whose work will have long lasting impact on the direction of medicine in the future. A question and answer period will be offered after each presentation. Museum exhibits will also remain open after the programs. Combat Casualty Care, then and now. Col Todd Rasmussen, Director of the US Combat Casualty Care Research Program,...

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May Lecture: The War on Our Doorsteps @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
May 16 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Bob Kozak – The War on Our Doorsteps: Photographing America’s War Dead The Civil War marked many firsts in American history, including the first time that photography was used to document war in the field. While it was too slow to capture the action of combat, wet-plate photography captured the images of its terrible toll, including the twisted and agonized forms of dead soldiers of the battlefield. Robert Kozak will explain the novel impact of the Civil War’s photographs of the dead and its influence of Americans’ perceptions of war. He will also explain how the Civil War’s photography began...

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Confederate Living History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 23 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
The museum hosts its annual Confederate Living History Day, highlighting the Southern side of Civil War medicine. The Blue and Gray Hospital Association will be on hand in period dress conducting living history for the Confederate medical service. Living historians will also be on hand to portray the common soldier and discuss the uniforms, weapons, food, and daily life for Confederate soldiers in the Army of Northern Virginia. Events are free with museum admission.
May 23 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
As the Civil War Specialist for the Manuscripts Division of the Library of Congress, Michelle Krowel will detail the diverse projects and events which the Library of Congress has undertaken in the last four years to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War. She will talk specifically about the library’s recent digitization of the Clara Barton Papers, explaining what they contain, as well as other resources available through the Library Congress about Clara Barton and the Civil War.
May 30 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Doug Ullman – The Civil War Trust and Battlefield Preservation For over 20 years, the Civil War Trust has been the nation’s leading organization for the preservation of the American Civil War’s tangible heritage. To date, it has preserved over 40,000 acres of battlefield land and has also become a leading resource for educational content and programming about the war. In 2014 it expanded its preservation mission to encompass sites of significance to the Revolutionary War and War of 1812. Doug Ullman, of the Civil War Trust, will speak on the importance of the organization’s mission to preserve and...

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Jun 6 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Michael Schaffner will speaking on a crucial, but unsung aspect of the Civil War: military administration and logistics. The Civil War enlisted the services of 3 million soldiers in Northern and Southern militaries over four years. Mr. Schaffner will explain how the Union and Confederacy paid, equipped, and fed these forces using only the technology of the time. Audiences will learn what it originally meant to “cut through the red tape,” and how detailed record-keeping was a vital part of every level of the Civil War Military. The NMCWM will host a free lecture by an expert on a topic...

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Dog Day at Pry @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon with your four-legged friend at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. You and your dog will have the opportunity to wander the grounds, visit the Pry Barn, and make new friends. Dog Day provides the perfect opportunity for families to hike the Antietam National Battlefield. Visitors will learn about the hundreds of animal mascots during the Civil War and the importance they had on soldier morale, with special focus on Captain Warner von Bachelle, who fought at the Battle of Antietam with his beloved Newfoundland. Join us for a dog-gone good time! There will be water stations...

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June Lectures at the CBMSO: Mending Broken Soldiers @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Jun 6 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Guy R. Hasegawa, Pharm. D., is Senior Editor of the American Journal of Heath Systems Pharmacy, a member of the Board of Directors for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and respected author and scholar of Civil War and medical history. His program, Mending Broken Soldiers, will discuss the artificial limbs of the Civil War era. With some 50,000 Civil War veterans suffering amputations or other disfigurements, the demand was high for the development of artificial limbs and other prosthetic devices. Dr. Hasegawa will discuss the surprisingly sophisticated devices that were available in the Civil War era and how...

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Jun 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Robert Hartman, an expert of the history and culture of American flags, will give a program on the U.S. Flag in history. The program will highlight how both the appearance and usage of the national flag have changed throughout history, including during the Civil War. Mr. Hartman has collected nearly a thousand reproduction and original flags, some of which he will incorporate into the presentation. The program will take place in Room 9 of the Missing SOldiers Office and is open to all visitors free of charge.
Letterman Lecture: First Aid (Field Kits) Then and Now @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 12 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine invites you to attend our Letterman Lecture Series. The lectures in this series will be given by those who have been honored or nominated to receive the Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award. The nominees and honorees are those whose work will have long lasting impact on the direction of medicine in the future. A question and answer period will be offered after each presentation. Museum exhibits will also remain open after the programs. First Aid (Field Kits) then and now The Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Medical Logistics Division, provides the...

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Jun 13 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Award-winning author and historian Bob O’Connor will speak on the remarkable story of Catesby, the former Jefferson County, WV slave who became the first African-American teacher at Harper’s Ferry’s Storer College. A skilled blacksmith, Catesby was born into slavery, captured by John Brown, served in the Union Army, and survived incarceration at the infamous Andersonville Prison. He lived an incredibly successful post-war life and was a champion of black education and the advancement of former slaves.
2015 Early American Banjo Conference @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jun 19 @ 12:00 pm – Jun 21 @ 3:00 pm
2015 Early American Banjo Conference @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
2015 Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VIII) At the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Pry House Field Hospital Museum On Antietam National Battlefield June 20-21, 2015 The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is proud to present the Eighth Antietam Early Banjo Gathering (AEBG-VII), the premier event for enthusiasts and scholars of the 19th-century banjo music and culture. The conference raises awareness of the early banjo’s significance in the development of American popular culture and underscores music’s importance in the lives of Civil War Americans. The event is a unique forum for both experts and novices to meet...

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June Lectures at the CBMSO: The Emotional Toll @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Jun 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Author and historian R. Gregory Lande, DO, a local doctor working for the US Military, will present an historical talk on his research on the emotional consequences of soldiers serving in the Civil War. Though it was little understood or appreciated 150 years ago, there is little doubt that veterans of the Civil War experienced the same psychological trauma now recognized and treated among today’s combat veterans. Facing severe social stigma and clinical ignorance, veterans of the 19th century had few support options. Dr. Lande will explain what his extensive research reveals about the emotional toll on Civil War Veterans
Public Concert: Antietam Early Banjo Gathering @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jun 20 @ 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm
Public Concert: Antietam Early Banjo Gathering @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
As part of its annual Antietam Early American Banjo Gathering, the Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host a public concert on Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 5:15 p.m. in its original 1840s threshing barn. The concert will feature nationally renowned musicians of the 19th century minstrel banjo from across the country. It is a rare opportunity to hear a very unique style of American music, once greatly popular during the American Civil War, but seldom heard today.   Most Americans rightfully associate the banjo with bluegrass and old-time music. However, the early banjo has a unique sound, appearance, and...

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Jun 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cigar and Whiskey Night
2015 Cigar and Whiskey Night 4th Annual Cigar and Whiskey Night Saturday, June 20, 2015 Share in an authentic Civil War experience — smoking cigars and sipping whiskey. National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Director George Wunderlich will bring his knowledge, his storytelling talents and his banjo. George will personally pick the cigars for the evening, drawing on his vast experience as a cigar aficionado. Lyon Distilling Co. and Virginia Sweetwater Distillery will provide tastings and samples of whiskey, rum and moonshine. Expect generous rounds of a signature drink. Sustenance will be catered by the Wine Kitchen. Please contact...

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Jun 27 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Psychiatrist and military historian, Stephen A. Goldman, M.D., is a retired official with the US FDA and adjunct faculty member of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS). He will draw upon his own clinical work and original research at the Library of Congress and National Archives to discuss the experience of combat and its lifelong impact on veterans. By examining how a representative group of wounded Union veterans fought, killed, survived and later fared as civilians, we can gain insight into a leading issue of our time.
Summer Lecture Series – The Sultana Disaster @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Writer and journalist Hilda Koontz will recount the tragic loss of the Mississippi River steamship Sultana on April 27, 1865. At the end of the Civil War, the ship was carrying hundreds of former Union prisoners of war north toward home when it exploded, killing over 1,800 passengers. Attendees will learn about heroic actions of men who travelled aboard the Sultana during its final voyage and can decide for themselves if the deadliest maritime disaster in American history was a case of greed or simple incompetence The National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host a lecture by a historical...

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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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