Medicine in the American Civil War

Event Description

The Civil War devastated both sides with blood on the battlefield and disease. Of the approximately 620,000 soldiers who died in the war, two-thirds of these deaths were not the result of enemy fire, but of a force stronger than any army of men: disease.

Gary Riggs will have medical displays available, and there will be presentations at 10 am and 2 pm, discussing wounds in the field, practices and procedures, nursing, and diseases during the Civil War.