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Facebook Live – Irish Soldiers in the Civil War with Damian Shiels
June 5, 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 Friday, June 5 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 Damian Shiels about the experience of Irish soldiers in the Civil War. Mr. Shiels runs the incredible website irishamericancivilwar.com which is the best place to learn about the experience of Irish emigrant men, women, and children in the 19th century United States. 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!
Damian Shiels is a historian and archaeologist based between Ireland and England. Mr Shiels runs Irish in the American Civil War, the largest site dedicated to Irish experience of the conflict on the web. There you can find more than 700 scholarly articles and resource pages relating to the Irish in 19th century America. He has 20 years experience in the fields of heritage and history, with particular expertise in public engagement.
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