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Remembering the Battle of the Crater with Kevin Levin
July 29 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 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, July 29 at 8:00 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.
Membership and Development Coordinator Kyle Dalton will have a conversation with historian Kevin Levin about his landmark works on the Battle of the Crater and the myth of black Confederates. The battle of the Crater is known as one of the Civil War’s bloodiest struggles―a Union loss with combined casualties of 5,000, many of whom were members of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) under Union Brigadier General Edward Ferrero. The battle was a violent clash of forces as Confederate soldiers fought for the first time against African American soldiers. After the Union lost the battle, these black soldiers were captured and subject both to extensive abuse and the threat of being returned to slavery in the South. Find out what medical care looked like during one of the Civil War’s most brutal battles?
Kevin M. Levin is a historian and educator based in Boston. He is author of Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder and Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth. He operates the award-winning blog Civil War Memory (cwmemory.com).
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