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Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia
June 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
COVID-19 and closures won’t stop us from sharing the incredible lessons we can learn from studying medical care during the Civil War!
Join us on Monday, June 1 at 1:00 PM on Facebook for a virtual program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will have a conversation with Professor Katy Shively about her award winning book Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia. They will cover close connection between health and medicine and the natural environment during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign in Virginia. Be sure to tune in to the Museum’s Facebook page for what is sure to be a fascinating conversation. During this FREE program, you’ll hear about different aspects of healthcare on the front lines and in hospitals during the most destructive conflict in our nation’s history that continues impact us today. We are here to answer your questions about Civil War medical care!
Kathryn Shively is an assistant professor of history at Virginia Commonwealth University and author of “Nature’s Civil War: Common Soldiers and the Environment in 1862 Virginia,” published by the University of North Carolina Press.
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