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National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Civil War Beer!

The Frederick News-Post, Md. | Ike Wilson | Posted 09.02.2013 | DC

The National Museum of Civil War Medicine's Taste of History Night celebrates the debut of Gettysburg Wheat, the fourth beer from the commemorative Ci...

Md. Civil War Museum Gives Severed Arm A Good Look

AP | DAVID DISHNEAU | Posted 06.11.2012 | DC

FREDERICK, Md. -- Long after the guns fell silent at Antietam, the earth yielded up gruesome reminders of the bloodiest day of the American Civil War:...

Civil War Museum Details Best Way To Fry A Squirrel

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 02.22.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- What kind of food did people eat during the Civil War? Period food and dining don't deserve the bad rap they often get, according to Geo...

Yes, Virginia (And Maryland), Santa Is An Abolitionist

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | DC

If you thought that Santa only cared about making children happy everywhere, there's one facet of Santa's personal history you might not know: During ...

Wars Drive Advances: How the Civil War Changed Funeral Practices

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Wars are often responsible for medical and scientific advances, and the Civil War drove the need for a new science: an improved way to handle the dead...

During the Civil War, Some Heroes Had Hooves

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

At the start of the war, the North had about 3.4 million horses; the Confederacy had about 1.7 million. They were the lifeblood of both sides' war effort.