Posts Tagged ‘Civil War’
Discover how Washington D.C.became one of the most fortified cities in the entire world by the end of the Civil War.
“My sleepy emotions awoke me and…Clara Barton was there, an angel of mercy doing all in mortal power to assuage the miseries of the unfortunate soldiers.”
Discover the Civil War as seen through the eyes of the children who experienced it firsthand. Join us at the Missing Soldiers Office on May 3rd.
Hear the remarkable story of the Freedmen’s Bureau work in war-torn Virginia after the Civil War on April 19, 2018 at the Missing Soldiers Office
Discover the story of Clara Jones whose remarkable war-time experiences included assisting the wounded on a hospital ship, in Alexandria, and at Gettysburg between work as a full-time teacher.
Join us at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office on Thursday, December 14 at 6 PM as author Paula Tarnapol Whitacre discusses her research into the Civil War experiences of Julia Wilbur.
Read some of Emily Dickinson’s famous and thoughtful poetry, and gain an insight into what it was like to be alive during the Civil War.
Watch as a skilled medical historian amputates a (model) leg using Civil War-era surgical tools.
“The ward is silent again
As our lady resumes her place…”
By the of the 19th century, United States’ pension administration was huge: occupying an imposing building, overseeing the distribution of $138 million in pensions to nearly a million Union veterans and surviving relatives.