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Medical Care and the Petersburg Breakthrough with Tim Talbot
April 2 @ 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 Friday, April 2 at 1:00 PM on Facebook for a virtual pre-recorded program hosted by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. You can tune in by visiting facebook.com/civilwarmed at the scheduled time.
The fighting around Petersburg on April 2, 1865, proved to be the last Confederate attempt to continue its almost ten-month defense of this vital transportation and communication nexus. Fierce fighting by the Army of the Potomac’s VI Corps southwest of Petersburg, and by the IX Corps southeast of the city resulted in a significant number of casualties. Join Director of Interpretation, Jake Wynn, and Tim Talbott, Director of Education and Interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier as they discuss the Union and Confederate efforts to care for the wounded that resulted from these engagements.
What began in 1991 as an effort to preserve a threatened Civil War battlefield near Petersburg, Virginia, has evolved into one of America’s finest history and heritage travel destinations. Pamplin Historical Park & The National Museum of the Civil War Soldier is a 424-acre historical campus that features world-class museums, antebellum homes, a National Historic Landmark Civil War battlefield, a slave life exhibit, educational programs, and special events.
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