Divided by Conflict.Three sites, thousands of stories.
National Museum of Civil War Medicine
Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
Learn about the Mississippi Marine Brigade, one of the most unusual units to fight in the Civil War.Learn More
John Lustrea will talk with Kyle Dalton about his research of Civil War surgeries on both sides that were conducted without anesthesia, and why this was a rare occurrence.Learn More
John Lustrea will talk with Brad Stone about the impact French medical innovations had on the Civil War.Learn More
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Research by the Museum’s Kyle Dalton shows that unanesthetized surgery in the Civil War was extremely rare.
The letters of Joseph Welsh, a dying Civil War soldier, illustrate the cost of disease in the ranks. Welch died of typhoid fever.