Clara Barton and Her “Callers” @ Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Clara Barton accomplished so much, but she didn’t do it alone. Join us at the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on Saturday, February 13, 2016 to discover the men and women who helped Clara with her work. From saintly stories of volunteerism to salacious rumors, uncover the intimate history of Clara Barton and her many callers.  
Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we watch the latest episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street! Staff from the Museum will give our analysis of the episode and answer your questions. Did they really do that? Do they still do that? Join us and find out. Mercy Street is the first drama produced by PBS in more than a decade. Set in a Union Army hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia, Mercy Street blends history with a medical drama. Nurses and doctors battle disease and death while surrounded by a war-time world that presents its...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 18 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at NMCWM.
Feb 19 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Medical Education and Innovation @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Have you gotten up close with the tools of the Civil War medical trade? NMCWM Collections Manager Tom Frezza presents the second talk in the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The presentation will feature artifacts pulled from the collections of the Museum emphasizing the evolution of medical education and the tools used by Civil War surgeons. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. The mid-19th century transformed American medicine. The era featured confrontations between the tenets of Heroic medicine and the rise of...

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Feb 20 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Artifact Spotlight – Assistant Surgeon Louis Radzinsky and the 54th Massachusetts  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Don’t miss this opportunity for an intimate experience with artifacts from one of the most famous regiments in the Civil War. The 54th Massachusetts was made famous by the 1989 film Glory, starring Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman, and Matthew Broderick. This African American unit astonished the world during their brave, yet unsuccessful attack on Battery Wagner, near Charleston, SC in the summer of 1863. The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is home to a collection of medical artifacts from a member of this unit: Assistant Surgeon Louis Radzinksy. Join us as we explore the story of the 54th Massachusetts...

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Mercy Street Viewing Party @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine as we watch the latest episode of the new PBS drama Mercy Street! Staff from the Museum will give our analysis of the episode and answer your questions. Did they really do that? Do they still do that? Join us and find out. Mercy Street is the first drama produced by PBS in more than a decade. Set in a Union Army hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia, Mercy Street blends history with a medical drama. Nurses and doctors battle disease and death while surrounded by a war-time world that presents its...

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Feb 26 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Letterman's Legacy @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  Have you heard of Jonathan Letterman? Longtime NMCWM volunteer Greg Susla presents on the lasting legacy of Major Jonathan Letterman as the third talk in the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. Appointed Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac in July 1862, Major Letterman had an immense task ahead of him. He was charged with reshaping a deficient and failing Union medical department in one of the key theaters of the American Civil War. Facing...

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Feb 26 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
All's Fair in Love and War: Lust and Romance in America's Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
What do you know about love in the Civil War? In the latest iteration of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s “After Hours” program, presenters will delve into the romantic history of the Civil War: stories of love and romance, complete with tales of brothels and close to 200,000 cases of venereal disease. Explore these sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking tales of love lost and love gained during the Civil War. Join us in the darkened galleries of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for stories of love, lust, and loss that are oftentimes hard to believe; but truth...

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"Civil War Medicine... It's Not What You Think!" -- Civil War Medical Innovation in Modern Military Medicine @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Why does Civil War Medicine still matter? Colonel Laura R. Brosch, RN will discuss the Civil War’s lasting impact on modern military medicine in the last talk of the “Civil War Medicine… It’s Not What You Think!” series. The talk begins at 5:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room and is FREE and open to the public. Colonel Brosch currently serves as Director of the Office of Research Protections (ORP) and Director of ORP Human Research Protection Office Headquarters at the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command on Fort Detrick in Frederick, MD. She is the most recent recipient...

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Historical Interpreters Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Historical Interpreters Workshop @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  Involved in living history? Are you a volunteer at a Civil War historical site or battlefield? Interested in learning more about Civil War Medicine? The National Museum of Civil War Medicine presents the Historical Interpreters Workshop! This all-day seminar will give you the tools to begin telling the complex and vitally important stories found at Civil War historical sites, with an emphasis on Civil War Medicine. This program is designed to give you the knowledge and know-how to present history to the public through tours and presentations. While often side-stepped, the story of Civil War Medicine is vital...

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Clara Barton and Her Callers @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
Clara Barton accomplished so much, but she didn’t do it alone. Join us at the Clara Barton’s Missing Soldiers Office on Saturday March 5, 2016 to discover the men and women who helped Clara with her work. From saintly stories of volunteerism to salacious rumors, uncover the intimate history of Clara Barton and her many callers.
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 17 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at NMCWM.
After Hours in the Carty Building – Postponed! @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
After Hours in the Carty Building - Postponed! @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
“After Hours” at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine Due to inclement weather, After Hours at the Carty Building has been rescheduled to Friday, March 18, 2016. On Friday, March 18, at 7 PM, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will host an exclusive access tour of the Carty Building in Downtown Frederick for a special “After Hours” program. In honor of the Museum’s 20th Anniversary guests will tour the historic structure dating back to the 1830s, passing through the building’s history as they walk through the darkened galleries and offices. Staff and volunteers will share stories of...

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Civil War Talks: Women Soldiers of the Civil War @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Mar 26 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Join us for a presentation on the Women Soldiers of America’s Civil War. 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. The program will take place at 2:30 PM in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Bell and History Day @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 2 all-day
The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is one of a dozen participants in this Frederick County Historic Consortium event dedicated to inspiring visitors by the vision, hard work, and dedication of the founders of Frederick and their descendants who built the community we cherish today. Members of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association will display and interpret an expansive collection of Civil War-era medical accoutrements, both original and reproduction, from 11 am to 4 pm. Admission to the Museum for this event will be free.
Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Apr 21 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM. For more information, contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or 301-371-4148, or visit their website at http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/
May 7 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Spring in Downtown Frederick comes with warm temperatures, flowers, and the anticipation of summer’s arrival. In 1861, however, citizens of Frederick feared the arrival of something entirely different: war. Follow historian and programming coordinator Jake Wynn as he leads visitors to explore the historical nooks and crannies of Downtown Frederick. Step back into history of First Saturday! In the summer of 2016, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine is hosting a series of walking tours through our backyard: Downtown Frederick. On each First Saturday of the month, tour the sites and hear of the momentous events that took place...

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Frederick County Civil War Roundtable @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Join members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable for a presentation relating to the American Civil War. The meetings are free and open to the public, they occur on the third Thursday of the month in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM. For more information, contact Jack Sheriff at jbsheriff1@comcast.net or 301-371-4148, or visit their website at http://frederickcountycivilwarrt.org/
Letterman Lecture: Patient Extraction from the Battlefield @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
May 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Join Dr. Gary Gilbert and Don Choate as they utilize their years of experience in military medicine and battlefield evacuation to tell of the evolution of removing patients from the battlefield. From the time of Major Jonathan Letterman’s implementation of organized evacuation from the battlefields of 1862 to today, valuable lessons have been learned about how best to remove the wounded and the sick from combat zones.
Civil War Talk: In Search of Raisin Pitts @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Musician and amateur historian Patrick McGuire has spent years tracking down all the information he can about a particular Southern soldier, whose name can be found on a tombstone at Mt. Olivet Cemetery’s Confederate Plot. Hear Pat’s incredible and unending journey in search of the bizarre case of a peculiarly names soldier from Alabama: Raisin Pitts. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historian. Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on every third Thursday evening this summer for unique Civil War Talks you...

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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

Search through our list below of patients that were treated in Frederick after the Battle of Antietam.



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