Picnic at Pry – Amputations and the Civil War @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
May 28 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Picnic at Pry - Amputations and the Civil War  @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  When you think of Civil War Medicine, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Amputations? Join us on Saturday May 28, 2016 for a presentation exploring this infamous aspect of Civil War Medicine. Long-time volunteer Dr. Robert Slawson will present about the war’s most common surgical operation and the life-saving role it played during the conflict. It is estimated that as many as 60,000 amputations occurred during the Civil War. Many of them were performed in field hospitals near battlefields like Antietam. The Pry property housed one of these hospitals – surgeons here treated hundreds of wounded Union...

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Jun 4 @ 3:00 pm – 4:15 pm
Frederick's 'Mercy Street' - First Saturday Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Dive into stories from Frederick’s Civil War hospitals on First Saturday The PBS drama Mercy Street showed us life in one Civil War hospital in occupied Alexandria, Virginia. But did you know that there were close to 30 hospitals in Frederick in 1862 taking care of wounded and sick soldiers? Join us for a First Saturday walking tour of historic Downtown Frederick that will emphasize the importance of the Civil War hospitals along Church Street where thousands of wounded soldiers were treated during the chaotic days after the battles of South Mountain and Antietam. The events that occurred in Downtown...

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Saw Bones Release Party @ Flying Dog Brewery
Jun 10 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saw Bones Release Party @ Flying Dog Brewery
Taste the newest beer from Frederick’s Flying Dog Brewery, made in partnership with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine!   Saw Bones is a ginger table beer that is perfect for the summer days ahead of us! Inspired by Civil War recipes and the incredible work of the surgeons in the Union and Confederate armies, this beer will be honored with a release party at Flying Dog on June 10, 2016 from 3 PM – 8 PM. Join us for musket demonstrations, living historians, and maybe even an amputation… For more information, contact Jake Wynn at 301-695-1864 or at...

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In Search of Raisin Pitts – Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jun 16 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
In Search of Raisin Pitts - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  What can one oddly named Confederate soldier tell us about the Civil War? 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 Row. Hear Pat’s incredible and unending journey in search of the bizarre case of a peculiarly named soldier from Alabama: Raisin Pitts. The search has taken him from Frederick, to Antietam National Battlefield, and all the way to Alabama seeking information about the life, times, and the ultimate fate of Mr....

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Jun 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Cigar and Whiskey Night 2016 @ Strong Mansion
A Taste of History with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine The National Museum of Civil War Medicine is proud to host its annual Cigar and Whiskey Night at Strong Mansion on June 24, 2016. On the slopes of historic Sugar Loaf Mountain, NMCWM members and supporters will enjoy Civil War-inspired spirits provided by A. Smith Bowman Distillery, snacks by The Wine Kitchen, and Flying Dog’s newest beer, “Saw Bones.” Not only did soldiers enjoy their whiskey rations during the Civil War, but surgeons relied heavily on alcohol as a pain reliever and as “stimulant.” Whiskey, brandy, wine, and...

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Jun 30 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
'Spare Your Country's Flag': Unionist Sentiment in Frederick - Young Historians Series  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
            Why did decisions made in Frederick during the Civil War have international importance? Public historian Megan McNish will present about the shifting loyalties of Frederick County during the Civil War. In the divided border state of Maryland, the political mood of Frederick impacted not only the direction of state politics, but of the entire Union itself. McNish will discuss the experience of Frederick residents and swinging pendulum of pro-Union and pro-Confederate sympathies during the war. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from...

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Jul 14 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Battle of Monocacy: In Their Words - Young Historians Series  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
What do the soldiers who fought the “Battle that Saved Washington” tell us about their experience in Frederick on a hot day in July 1864? Blogger, historian, and author Ryan Quint will reveal first-person accounts of the Battle of Monocacy that took place on July 9, 1864, just three miles south of Downtown Frederick. While often relegated to a lower tier of Civil War engagements, the fight at Monocacy had monumental consequences upon the Civil War in the Eastern Theater. Come hear more about the collision of Jubal Early’s Confederates and Union forces under Lew Wallace along the banks...

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Jul 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Army of Northern Virginia’s Medical Corps in the Maryland Campaign - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  How did the Confederate medical service perform at The Battle of Sharpsburg? Historian and Antietam Battlefield Guide Kevin Pawlak will examine the role of work of Medical Director Lafayette Guild and the Army of Northern Virginia’s medical corps during the 1862 Maryland Campaign. Pawlak will draw numerous parallels between the effectiveness and operating procedures between the Confederate and Union medical branches during this vital stage of the Civil War. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historians. Join us at the National Museum of...

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God’s House Divided – Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 11 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Civil War divided Maryland. It also divided its churches. Recent Hood College graduate Samuel Lopez details the incredible stories of divided loyalties within Frederick County’s congregations before, during, and after the American Civil War. These conflicts within the region’s churches had a direct impact on the tales we’ve come to know about Frederick’s Civil War. How better to escape the heat of a Maryland summer than to sit back and enjoy a talk from up-and-coming Civil War historians? Join the National Museum of Civil War Medicine on Thursday evenings throughout the summer for unique Civil War Talks you won’t...

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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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