23 Oct 2017

Halloween Stories on Facebook Live

Halloween Stories on Facebook Live

Grave robbing, electrotherapy, embalming oh my! It’s the Halloween season, so join the Civil War Trust’s Education Department for a virtual Generations event. Tune in on the Civil War Trust Facebook page at 4:30 p.m. EST, October 27, as we go LIVE with our friends at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Follow along online as we hear the “Strange Cases and Painful Peculiarities” of actual Civil War medical treatment and learn how amputations were performed. Forget about those fake Hollywood horror stories; we have the real deal for you!

Plus, learn how Americans celebrated Halloween during the 19th century. This virtual Generations event is one that you don’t want to miss.

Kids, grab your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and friends to gather around your computer or mobile devices and we will have fun for the whole family. Our Generations events are designed to get someone from another generation interested and engaged with history.

We are proud to partner with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine for this virtual Generations event. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Look out for more special holiday events, coming soon! Please join us on the Civil War Trust Facebook page, on October 27 at 4:30 p.m. EST.

Amputations In4

If a Civil War soldier sustained an injury by a Minié ball, there were usually two ways a doctor would treat it: a resection, or an amputation. In our new In4, Jake Wynn of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine explains the protocol of amputations, and how the procedure saved more lives than it cost.

Civil War Myths and Mysteries

In the spirit of spookiness, we’ve got a Civil War “Myths and Mysteries” quiz for you to test your knowledge. From glowing wounds, to gray ghosts, to the origins of the name “Devil’s Den,” can you separate Civil War fact from fiction?

Civil War Medicine In4

Though physicians of the 1860s lacked much of the knowledge our doctors have today, the reality of Civil War medicine was a far cry from the popular cliché of incompetent surgeons hacking off limbs at will. Historian George Wunderlich highlights the complexities and innovations in medical practices throughout the Civil War.

Give Stock, Save Battlefields

Donating stock and appreciated securities is one of the easiest and most tax-efficient methods of charitable giving. You can receive an income-tax deduction for the full market value of the shares you give to the Trust and usually avoid all or part of any capital gains tax.

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