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From the Bloodiest Battle to the Baltimore Bastille: Stories of Gettysburg’s POWs
July 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT| FREE
Fort McHenry and Gettysburg have more in common than you might think…
Join Jake Wynn and Melissa Miller to explore the Civil War medical connection between Gettysburg and Fort McHenry. Delve into the significant role Fort McHenry played in the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg during the Civil War. We will also deep dive into the story behind relevant items from Fort McHenry’s collection, including a canteen, a caricature, and a document signed by Andrew Johnson, to explore the experiences of the people related to these artifacts. Register in advance for free for this program to watch it live. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Jake Wynn is the Director of Interpretation at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He also writes independently at the Wynning History blog.
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