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USCTs at the Battle of New Market Heights with Tim Talbot of Pamplin Park
February 25 @ 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 Thursday, February 25 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.
Director of Interpretation Jake Wynn will talk with Tim Talbott, Director of Education and Interpretation at Pamplin Historical Park and National Museum of the Civil War Soldier in Petersburg, Virginia, about the Battle of New Market Heights. Specifically they will cover the Union army’s efforts to treat wounded United States Colored Troops (USCT) soldiers and white officers of the 3rd Division, XVIII Corps, Army of the James, who fought at the Battle of New Market Heights on September 29, 1864. During the battle, 14 African American soldiers performed courageous acts that resulted in their receiving the Medal of Honor. The USCTs took high casualties in their assaults against Confederate infantry in earthworks and supported by artillery. Learn about the various wounds these men suffered and how they were cared for in the aftermath of this often overlooked battle. Talbott’s role as president of the Battle of New Market Heights Memorial and Education Association has led to a number research findings on this particular topic.
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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