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    Civil War Soldiers' Nutrition and Hygiene

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosted an online discussion with John Heckman, known as “The Tattooed Historian,” about Civil War soldiers' nutrition and hygiene. He described…

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    Role of Civil War Animals

    During the Civil War, animals served in a variety of roles, from transporting supplies to acting as regimental mascots. Brad Stone talked about General Lee’s hen, Jeff Davis the marching…

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    Colonial and Civil War Christmas Traditions

    Museum docent Brad Stone presented this festive look at Christmas traditions from the Colonial Era through the Civil War. Mr. Stone, dressed as a patriotic Santa depicted in an 1863 cartoon…

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    1865 Black Diamond Naval Disaster

    In late-April 1865, with the Civil War drawing to a close, the barge Black Diamond sank following a nighttime collision on the lower Potomac River with a steamer loaded with Union troops. The…

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    Coffee and the Civil War

    The National Museum of Civil War Medicine hosted an online conversation about soldiers' use and access to coffee during the war. Museum employees Jake Wynn and Kyle Dalton compared the…

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    1862 Battle of Antietam

    Author Daniel Vermilya discussed the facts and myths surrounding the Civil War’s bloodiest day of battle. He drew on research from his book, That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam."…

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    Civil War Soldier Remains

    Forensic anthropologist Douglas Owsley gave an illustrated talk on his work with Civil War remains, including excavations from the Gettysburg and Manassas battlefields, as well as from the…

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    Hospital for Former Slaves

    African American slaves who escaped to Union Army lines during the Civil War became known as contraband. In this program, the National Library of Medicine’s Jill Newmark talked about the…

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    Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office

    Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, D.C., boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services…

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    George Wunderlich on Clara Barton

    George Wunderlich talked about Clara Barton, founder of the American Red Cross, and her role in humanitarian relief as he gave a tour of the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum. Mr.…

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    Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, Part 2

    Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton lived in a Washington, DC boarding house and employed as many as twelve clerks in her “Missing Soldiers Office.” In 1996 the General Services Administration…

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    Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office, Part 1

    Clara Barton - known as the "Angel of the Battlefield'' and founder of the American Red Cross - converted rooms in a Washington, DC boarding house into what she called the Missing Soldiers…

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    Clara Barton's Missing Soldiers Office Preview

    Between 1861 and 1868, Clara Barton, known as the Angel of the Battlefield and founder of the American Red Cross, lived in a Washington, DC boarding house. She employed twelve clerks on the third floor in her…

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