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158th Antietam Anniversary – Virtual Battlefield Tour
September 17, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT| FREE
Gain the perspective Union General George McClellan and Medical Director Jonathan Letterman had on the day of the Battle of Antietam exactly 158 years later during this virtual event.
Join us on Thursday, September 17 at 11:00 AM on Facebook Live for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in live by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed/live at the scheduled time.
To commemorate the 158th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam, staff from the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will conduct a special digital program about medical care at Antietam. Throughout the day in a live stream presentation, staff will be giving special outdoor presentations about the most important medical innovations enacted for the first time on American soil that still impact us 158 years later.
The Pry property was vitally important for both the Union high command and its medical department during the Battle of Antietam. Come see the place where General George McClellan directed the battle and Letterman oversaw his system which changed emergency medicine in the United States forever.
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