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At War with King Alcohol: Drinking and the Civil War–Livestream
November 16, 2022 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm EST
Discussing Civil War soldiers and their battle with alcohol
Join us on Wednesday, November 16 at 1:30 PM EST on Facebook for a livestream hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in by visiting facebook.com/CivilWarMed at the scheduled time.
Director of Education John Lustrea will talk with author Dr. Megan Bever about her recent book At War with King Alcohol: Debating Drinking and Masculinity in the Civil War. Liquor was essential to both soldiers and medical treatments in both the Union and Confederate armies. Dr. Bever will discuss the widespread misuse of alcohol, its effects on the military, and the relationship between drinking, morality, and masculinity.
Dr. Megan Bever is associate professor of history at Missouri Southern State University. She earned her PhD in history from the University of Alabama.