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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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    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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    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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