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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Banjo Jam at Pry! @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Banjo Jam at Pry! @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  The Pry House Field Hospital has long been a venue for historic music. When Civil War soldiers camped nearby, the sounds of their music echoed through these valleys and across these same hilltops.Be a part of that legacy! Join us on Saturday, June 25th for a banjo jam in the Pry Barn. Bring out your instrument, play along, or just come out to listen to the music in this 1840s barn that once served as a Union Army field hospital during the Battle of Antietam. The barn will be open to performers and the public from 2-5 PM for...

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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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North to Gettysburg – First Saturday Walking Tour @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Jul 2 @ 3:00 pm
North to Gettysburg - First Saturday Walking Tour  @ National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Did you know that Frederick played a vital role in the Gettysburg Campaign? Join historian Mike Galloway on a guided walking tour of Downtown Frederick. The tour will focus on Frederick’s role in the Gettysburg Campaign. The Union Army marched through the city on its route to destiny at Gettysburg, and returned during its pursuit of Robert E. Lee and his Confederate Army. This program is a “pay-as-you-please” event. Registration is FREE. Give us your feedback and pay what YOU think it was worth when the tour is over. Tour will meet at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine...

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SawBones in Fredericksburg @ Capital Ale House
Jul 14 @ 5:00 pm
SawBones in Fredericksburg @ Capital Ale House
  SawBones is coming to the land of Burnside, Lee, and Stonewall Jackson: Fredericksburg, VA   Join the staff of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine at the Capital Ale House in Downtown Fredericksburg for an evening of Civil War stories, trivia, and beer from Flying Dog Brewery. Fredericksburg played host to numerous horrific Civil War engagements that resulted in massive losses in killed and wounded on both Union and Confederate sides. The city’s churches, public buildings, and private homes were transformed into makeshift hospital wards. In those hospitals, surgeons operated on desperately wounded patients and worked diligently to...

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The Leaders – Pry House Tour @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jul 16 @ 2:00 pm
The Leaders - Pry House Tour @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
  How did decisions made at the Pry House during the Battle of Antietam shape American history?   Join us on Saturday, July 16 as we examine battlefield leadership among those present at the Pry House during the Battle of Antietam and the impact that had on the American Civil War. Register Today! George McClellan. Jonathan Letterman. Joseph Hooker. Israel Richardson. These are United States military leaders who played a vital role in the Battle of Antietam. The Pry House acted as backdrop in each of their Antietam roles. George McClellan used the property...

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Jul 21 @ 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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Evergreen Shade at the Pry House @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Jul 30 @ 2:00 pm
Evergreen Shade at the Pry House @ Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Civil War music comes to life at the Pry House The musical duo known as Evergreen Shade will perform a Saturday afternoon concert on the Pry House grounds. Mrs. Robert Howard and Dr. John Tole will perform Civil War-era tunes that soldiers and civilians would have known and loved. The Civil War was a sensory experience unlike any other in American history. The sights, sounds, tastes, and smells of the war imprinted themselves upon the witnesses to its terrible fury. By experiencing the music of the Civil War, you are sharing in that sensory experience for a moment. Hear the...

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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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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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Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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