Gettysburg: The Aftermath
November 2 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EDT| Included with Admission; Museum Members - Free
Discover the crisis faced by the 23,000 wounded soldiers and the 200 surgeons tasked to treat them after the Battle of Gettysburg.
At 2:30 PM on November 2 at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine join Director of the Blue and Gray Hospital Association Mark Quattrock as discusses the aftermath of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War – Gettysburg.
When you read or study the Battle of Gettysburg what comes to mind are people like Robert E Lee and Joshua L Chamberlain and you hear about the fighting that took place in places like: Little Roundtable, the Peach Orchard, Devil’s Den, and the Wheatfield. What you don’t hear about is the Aftermath of the Battle and the crisis that took place after both armies left Gettysburg.
In Gettysburg: The Aftermath we will look at the factors which helped to create this crisis with our focus on the 23,000 Union and Confederate Wounded and the 200 Union and Confederate surgeons that stayed behind to treat them.
Second, we will look Dr Henry Janes, the man who Dr Jonathan Letterman had put in charge of treating the wounded and transporting to General Hospitals. We will look at how he handled the crisis and the steps he took to take care of the wounded and the creation of Camp Letterman.
Finally, we will look how the Aftermath still impacts us today when it comes to treating Battlefield casualties.
The presentation begins at 2:30 PM in the Delaplaine Randall Conference room in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The program is included with admission and FREE for museum members.
Mark Quattrock currently works as a Quality Specialist for Tata Consultancy Services. He has a Master of Arts in History degree from Millersville University-Millersville, PA and a Bachelors of Science degree in Education from Kutztown University-Kutztown, PA. Mark is a Civil War reenactor and is going on his 28th year as a reenactor. He is Director and co-founder of the Blue & Gray Hospital Association, one of the official Living History groups for the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He has been a member of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for 19 years and 14 years as a volunteer for the museum. He has also been, a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons for 19 years and Vice President of the First Defenders Civil War Roundtable of Berks County, PA for 5 Years. Mark is currently researching and writing a book on Satterlee Hospital in the Civil War.