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One Vast Hospital – Downtown Frederick’s Civil War Hospitals
February 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST| Included with Admission; Museum Members - Free
Discover the incredible history of Downtown Frederick’s Civil War hospitals with National Museum of Civil War Medicine’s Director of Research.
On Saturday February 8 at 2:30 PM in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room, Director of Research Terry Reimer will discuss her research into Frederick’s Civil War hospital sites. This research was compiled into a book, One Vast Hospital.
In the aftermath of the Battle of Antietam, Frederick became an enormous hospital center for the US Army. Thousands of wounded and sick soldiers were cared for in makeshift hospitals through the city. Terry Reimer will discuss this story and highlight the locations of these hospitals and how they helped shape the modern City of Frederick.
The presentation is included with admission and begins at 2:30 on Saturday February 8. Museum members get in free.
Terry Reimer is presently the Director of Research the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. Previous work includes over twenty years of experience in historical archaeology and research, specializing in 17th, 18th and 19th century American sites. TaShe holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the University of Maryland and did graduate work in anthropology and folklore studies at George Washington University. She is the author of three books, One Vast Hospital: the Civil War Hospital Sites in Frederick, Maryland after Antietam, Divided by Conflict, United by Compassion: The National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and The Story of Civil War Medicine: Divided By Conflict, United By Compassion. She is also the co-author of two other books, Bad Doctors: Military Justice Proceedings Against 622 Civil War Surgeons and Caleb Dorsey Baer: Frederick, Maryland’s Confederate Surgeon.