We’ve hosted years worth of programs about the different Civil War Battles. But what happens after the battle?
What happens to the dead, wounded and captured? What happens to the ruined cities and farms?
Jessica Beam, a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Site, discusses what happens when the battle ends during our monthly Civil War lecture.
She explains how the Union, Confederacy, doctors, chaplains, families and even towns dealt with the enormous number of dead of wounded.
Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, July 11, at our Main Branch. The topic will be the history of the Medal of Honor.
By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, some other previous talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety:
- James A. Garfield & the First Decoration Day
- Prelude to Fort Sumter: The Mexican-American War
- Ambrose Burnside: An Innovator in Firearms & Facial Hair
- Warriors to the White House – Civil War Generals that Became President
- General Winfield Scott Hancock
- the Civil War and the Grand Army of the Republic
- from Civil War to Civil Rights
- political cartooning during and after the Civil War
- the Civil War and USS Michigan