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Virtual Q&A on Facebook Live – Medical Care at Cedar Creek
May 13 @ 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 Wednesday, May 13 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 have a conversation with Historian James Horn about medical care at the Battle of Cedar Creek. One of the museum’s most notable artifacts is a farm table which was used as an operating table at a Confederate field hospital at Cedar Creek. James Horn wrote a blog post on the table in 2018 which will serve as a jumping off point for the conversation. Send us your questions in advance on Facebook or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and 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!
James Horn is a 2014 graduate of Shepherd University with a degree in History with a concentration in the Civil War and 19th Century America. In the past he has worked for Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park, the Historic Shepherdstown Commission, and the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He is also the author of World War I and Jefferson County, West Virginia. Horn is currently a park ranger with the National Park Service at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine and Hampton National Historic Site.
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