Civil War Museum Links

More on Civil War Medicine

  • VCU Libraries Research Guides – Civil War Medicine http://guides.library.vcu.edu/civil-war-medicine
    • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Library Research Guide focusing specifically on Civil War Medicine, providing a great consolidation of sources and links.
  • Society of Civil War Surgeons http://www.civilwarsurgeons.org
    • The Society promotes a deep and abiding appreciation for rich medical heritage of the American Civil War by providing a continuing forum for education and serves as a resource for those seeking authoritative information of Civil War medical and surgical practices.
  • Civil War Trust – Civil War Medicine www.civilwar.org/education/history/civil-war-medicine/civil-war-medicine.html
    • This organization not only preserves thousands of acres of historical battlefields, but it provides valuable informative videos and other resources for educators and the public.

Primary Source Research

  • National Archives and Records Administration www.archives.gov
    • Whether you’re looking for clues about your family’s history, need to prove a veteran’s military service, or are researching an historical topic that interests you, The National Archives and Records Administration is a valuable site for primary document-based research.
  • Library of Congress www.loc.gov
    • The Library of Congress is the nation’s oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
  • Army Heritage and Education Center http://usahec.org
    • The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) makes available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, employment of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present.
  • VCU Libraries Research Guides – Civil War Medicine http://guides.library.vcu.edu/civil-war-medicine
    • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Library Research Guide focusing specifically on Civil War Medicine, providing a great consolidation of sources and links.

Medical Research

  • National Library of Medicine www.nlm.nih.gov
    • The world’s largest biomedical library, NLM maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources on a wide range of topics that are searched billions of times each year by millions of people, promoting and providing access to health information to many across the globe.
  • National Museum of Health and Medicine www.medicalmuseum.mil
    • The Museum offers a unique perspective on health and medicine, because it is one of the few places where the public can actually see the effects of disease on the human body, as well as how diseases can be seen with the equipment used to diagnose and/or treat them, with case histories of patients afflicted with the disease.
  • VCU Libraries Research Guides – Civil War Medicine http://guides.library.vcu.edu/civil-war-medicine
    • Virginia Commonwealth University’s Library Research Guide focusing specifically on Civil War Medicine, providing a great consolidation of sources and links.

General Civil War Research

  • The American Civil War Museum http://acwm.org/
    • The preeminent center for the exploration of the American Civil War and its legacies from multiple perspectives: Union and Confederate, enslaved and free African Americans, soldiers and civilians.
  • Smithsonian Civil War Website www.civilwar.si.edu
    • Produced by the National Portrait Gallery, this site is dedicated to examining the Civil War through the Smithsonian Institution’s extensive and manifold collections.
  • The George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War http://www.shepherd.edu/gtmcweb/
    • A site specifically used for Civil War research, connected with Shepherd University’s History Department
  • Civil War Preservation Trust  http://www.civilwar.org
    • This organization not only preserves thousands of acres of historical battlefields, but it provides valuable informative videos and other resources for educators and the public.
  • Army Heritage and Education Center http://usahec.org
    • The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) makes available contemporary and historical materials related to strategic leadership, employment of Landpower, and U.S. Army Heritage to inform research, educate an international audience, and honor Soldiers, past and present.

Frederick County and Local Historical Research

  • Frederick Historic Sites Consortium www.frederickhsc.org
    • The Consortium is a program of the Tourism Council of Frederick County and a collaboration of nearly thirty museums, historic sites, and other partner organizations. Together, they tell stories from every chapter of the American experience. This site will be especially useful to members of the museum and education communities. 
  • Historical Society of Frederick County www.frederickhistory.org
    • Dedicated to local history, research and education, this is a dynamic nonprofit organization that recognizes Frederick County, Maryland’s significant historical impact on the state, nation, and the world.

Local Tourism Sites and Information

  • Tourism Council of Frederick County, Inc. www.visitfrederick.org
    • Travel information about Frederick County, including directions and business directories.
  • Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area www.heartofthecivilwar.org
    • Tourism and travel information about the Heart of the Civil War Heritage Area, ideally positioned to serve a a “base camp” for driving the popular Civil War Trails and visiting the battlefields and sites of Antietam, Gettysburg, Monocacy, South Mountain, Harpers Ferry, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
  • Clara Barton – Glen Echo Home – National Park Service Site http://www.nps.gov/clba/index.htm
    • Clara Barton dedicated her life and energies to help others in times of need – both home and abroad, in peacetime as well as during military emergencies. Glen Echo was her home the last 15 years of her life and the structure illustrates her dedication and concern for those less fortunate than herself.

Other Links

  • Reenacting Information  http://www.cwreenactors.com
    • This site provides information to those interested in becoming Civil War reenactors or a part of a living history program.

Frederick Patients after the Battle of Antietam

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



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