Letterman Institute



Mission:Jonathan Letterman - Antietam battlefield
The Letterman Institute is the leading interpretive center of the innovations of Dr. Jonathan Letterman, and his contemporaries and successors in the fields of management, managerial organization & logistics, medical law of armed conflict, humanitarian assistance and medicine.


The Letterman Institute is dedicated to advancing the stories of Civil War medicine in order to improve TODAY’s medical and managerial outcomes for all stake holders.  The Institute will accomplish this by:

  • Developing programs and publications based on historical models, case studies and scholarship that address those core competencies recognized by medical, governmental, military and private institutions as essential for sound organizational management and service delivery.
  • Demonstrating the relevance of historical perspective to modern challenges.
  • Enhancing and preserving the mission of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.

Historic models are used as the basis of our training.  This program is geared to those who may have little or no knowledge or interest in history.
The stories of human achievement, medical and managerial advancements and inspired leadership transcend history and remain relevant and powerful today.
Interactive discussions allow us to bring participants a high degree of relevance to their daily tasks and duties.

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Interested?  Please call us at 301-695-1864, ext. 1010 to inquire about developing a program for your organization, or complete our online form and we will be happy to contact you.


Civil War Med. Letterman Institute - Antietam battlefield

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.

                                                                                   -George Bernard Shaw

The Letterman Institute

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

PO Box 470

Frederick, MD 21705

301-695-1864 x1010

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.