Antietam National Battlefield 5831 Dunker Church Road Sharpsburg
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum will host its first Civil War Scholars Saturday on April 26, 2014. The event is a one-day symposium with leading experts in American Civil War history. International scholars from diverse backgrounds will each give an individual presentation followed by an open and engaging discussion with the audience.
Appropriate to the Pry House’s location, this first program will focus on the Battle of Antietam, specifically its physical impact, and how people and communities coped in the hours, days, and months which followed. Presenters will include:
Ted Alexander – Chief Historian of Antietam National Battlefield and author of several books, including The Battle of Antietam: the Bloodiest Day, as well as a host of scholarly and popular articles on Civil War history. Mr. Alexander is also a leader and contributor for many Civil War seminars, symposiums, and tours across the region.
Dr. Gordon Dammann – founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and respected expert on medicine during the Civil War. Dr. Dammann is the author of several books, including Images of Civil War Medicine and Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, Volumes I-III, and a frequent speaker at Civil War round tables and historical societies in Maryland and his home state of Illinois.
George Wunderlich – Executive Director of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and internationally recognized expert on diverse topics including Civil War Medicine, ballistics and firearms, and historical instruments. For 25 years, Mr. Wunderlich has contributed to historical preservation and education at national, state, and private parks and museums too numerous to mention, and regularly appears as an expert contributor for PBS, the BBC, the History Channel, and National Geographic.
Wayne Motts – Chief Executive Officer of the National Civil War Museum and author of Trust in God and Fear Nothing: Lewis A. Armistead, C.S.A. among other works of Civil War history. Mr. Motts is the former director of the Adams County Historical Society, a respected expert of Civil War history, and has been a Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide for over 25 years.
Civil War Scholars Saturday will run from 9:45 AM to 3:00 PM with a lunch break at noon. A light lunch will be available on site. The program will take place outdoors under a large tent on the grounds of the Pry House.
Though not required, attendees are strongly encouraged to pre-register online. For more information, contact Kyle Wichtendahl at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-695-1864, ext. 1013.