Civil War Soldiers and Their Quilts @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 6 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Join NMCWM volunteer and textile historian Mavis Slawson in the Pry House barn to discuss how quilts were important to Civil War soldiers in many ways, used for camping in the field, as saddle blankets, tablecloths, and myriad other purposes. At the time of the Civil War, “quilt” was used as a term for almost any bed covering, but making true quilts involved much time and work. In the first year of the Civil War, more than one million men answered the call to arms. Sewing women also responded to this call. Mavis will discuss what happened to their...

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"First Sunday:" Historic Pub Crawl in Downtown Frederick @ Downtown Frederick
  Uncover stories from Frederick’s Civil War nightlife on a historically-inspired pub crawl presented by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Civil War soldiers loved Downtown Frederick for the same reasons we love it today. Stores hawking anything from clothing to home furnishing, busy restaurants filled with hungry patrons, and notorious drinking establishments. The bustling streets of Downtown Frederick in the 1860s were filled nightly with soldiers looking for a strong drink and night away from their concerns about the war. On the other side were the military authorities and local police seeking to stop the booming...

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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
God's House Divided? - Young Historians Series @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  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...

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Discussion: Clara Barton and Her Associates @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Aug 13 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Discussion: Clara Barton and Her Associates  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Clara Barton helped millions of people. But she didn’t do it alone. Discover the men and women who helped Clara Barton along the way. Join us for a discussion based on our recently-published journal covering Clara Barton and some of the people who were instrumental in carrying out her work with the soldiers, both wounded and missing. The meeting will be held in the Delaplaine-Randall Conference Room at the NMCWM in downtown Frederick, MD. Copies of the journal, Surgeon’s Call Special Issue 2016, can be purchased in our Dispensary Museum Store, and online at For more information, call 301-695-1864,...

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Insta-Meet – Home, Headquarters, Hospital @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Aug 20 @ 2:00 pm
Insta-Meet - Home, Headquarters, Hospital @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Join us for a preview of this year’s Antietam anniversary program! We love our friends on social media! We are inviting our friends on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to come on out and experience a preview of our Antietam anniversary program at the Pry House. Your device is a must! Come out, take photos, tweet, post, and tell the world about the incredible story of the Pry House in September 1862. Join us for this FREE preview and get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum. We will gather in the Pry House lobby beginning at...

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Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm
The Warrior Spirit: Native American Warrior Culture from the Civil War to Today @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
See the Civil War from a new perspective: the Native American fighters who fought on both sides of the conflict Notoriety has been growing for the impressive role that Native Americans have played in American conflicts across the centuries. Tribes fought on both sides in the Seven Years’ War and the American Revolution. The same is true during the American Civil War. Both North and South deployed Native American warriors who played a vital role in many of the war’s biggest battles and campaigns. NMCWM staff member Meg Gaulding will explore the role that Native American fighters played during...

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The Barton Patient Rolls

Search through the patient list from Clara Barton’s records.

The Barton Rolls

Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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