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Facebook Live – Examining Primary Sources with Dr. Peter Carmichael
November 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST| 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, November 16 at 1:00 PM 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.
Education Coordinator John Lustrea will talk with Professor Peter Carmichael about reading Civil War letters, reports, and other primary sources documents. Written documents make up a large part of the study of the past. Professor Carmichael will talk about how to approach documents, and go through a few medically related sources live to highlight the relationship between surgeon and soldier during the Civil War.
Peter S. Carmichael is an American historian at Gettysburg College who serves as Robert C. Fluhrer Professor of Civil War Studies and Director of the Civil War Institute at Gettysburg College. He received his Ph.D. in History from Penn State University in 1996. His academic interests include 19th-century US history, Civil War and Reconstruction, southern history, public history and cultural history. Carmichael’s most recent book, The War for the Common Soldier, was published by University of North Carolina Press in November 2018 as part of the Littlefield History of the Civil War Era series. His previous books include The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War, and Reunion (UNC, 2005) and Lee’s Young Artillerist: William R. J. Pegram (Virginia, 1995). In addition to his books, he has also published a number of articles for both scholarly and popular journals, and he speaks frequently to general and scholarly audiences. Carmichael has recently appeared on the PBS Robert E. Lee documentary for the American Experience series and on the popular TV show “Who Do You Think You Are.” View Professor Carmichael’s talks on C-SPAN.
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