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Civil War Institute

Civil War Medicine

June 16 - 18, 2017

Shenandoah Civil War Associates is indeed pleased to offer “Civil War Medicine and Gettysburg & Antietam Hospitals.” We will offer a fresh and unique perspective into one of the most interesting topics of Civil War history. And to accomplish this we are working with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Maryland. They are providing us with several truly remarkable physicians who are involved in outstanding scholarship and research into the field of medicine during the Civil War.

The program will begin at James Madison University in the Allegheny Room on June 16, 2017, and will end in the afternoon of June 18 when we return to Harrisonburg, Virginia. On Friday we will offer three speakers. They are all noted Civil War medical historians:

Dr. Guy Hasegawa: “Artificial Limbs in the Civil War”

Dr. Jonathan O’Neal: “Confederate Medical Evacuation”

Dr. Irvin Hess: “Dr. Hunter McGuire- Stonewall’s surgeon”

Following the lectures we will all enjoy our customary banquet meal . On Saturday morning we will depart to Frederick, Maryland where we will tour the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. We have a special treat scheduled after the tour. Dr. Gordon Dammann, the museum’s founder, will offer us his highly regarded presentation on “Hollywood and Civil War Medicine.”

After lunch we will tour Antietam Hospital sites with Steve Recker. Steve started the Antietam Guide Service several years ago and his expertise about the battle of Antietam is extraordinary. After Steve’s tour we will depart to the Clarion Hotel in Shepherdstown. There we will enjoy a buffet dinner and stay the night. On Sunday, we depart for Gettysburg where noted Gettysburg historian Gary Kross will offer us a tour of Gettysburg Hospital sites. Gary is a licensed tour guide at Gettysburg and his tours are very popular. Both tours will feature hospital sites seldom if ever visited. We will stop for lunch, afterwards continue the Gettysburg tour, and return to Harrisonburg for the conclusion of our Institute.

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For information: email shencivilwar@gmail.com.

Registration Contact: Conference Services at James Madison University (540) 568-8043



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