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Lessons Learned from a Civil War Medicinal Herb Garden
From: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
During the American Civil War, access to drugs and medicines became a serious issue for communities on both sides of the conflict. Instead of relying on official sources, civilians often relied on what they could scrounge or grow themselves.
On May 14 at 12:00 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, Greg Susla of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine will discuss his five years of work on the re-established medicinal herb garden at the Pry House at Antietam National Battlefield. He will note the medicinal applications of the various plants grown in the garden and their uses during the 19th century.
The program beings 12:00 PM at the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office, and is included with a $5 suggested donation. Museum members get in for free.