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Active and Efficient: Civil War Stretcher Bearers and Ambulance Drivers
  • December 7, 2019
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine
  • 48 E Patrick Street, Frederick, MD 21701
  • 301-695-1864
  • 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
  • Included with Admission; Museum members get in FREE

    The surgeons, physicians, and doctors of the Civil War have received deserved attention in the study of the Civil War. But what about the common stretcher bearer?

    On Saturday, December 7 at 2:30 PM, step into the NMCWM in downtown Frederick to hear the fascinating tale of common men in an uncommon world. Who were the stretcher bearers and ambulance drivers of the Civil War? What was their daily life like? How were they trained? Learn the answers to these questions and more with our Membership and Development Coordinator Kyle Dalton.

    This event is included with admission and free for members. Members earn year-round free admission to all three of our locations, 10% off gift shop purchases, discounted admission to special events, and a free subscription to our journal, Surgeon’s Call.

    Kyle Dalton is the Membership and Development Coordinator at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. He is also a summa cum laude graduate of the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC, where his paper Active and Efficient: Veterans and the Success of the United States Ambulance Corps was awarded the Zeender Prize for best history thesis. In his spare time Kyle writes and maintains a website on the lives of common sailors in the eighteenth-century: