Saturday's featured exhibit showcased both medicine and surgery of the time period.
"We had an exhibit on the home front in June, then one on weaponry in July," Site Manager
"Although doctors didn't go through as much school, they were still very smart when it came to subjects such as anatomy and physiology. We're glad folks came to the exhibit."
"There were no trained nurses other than Catholic sisters, and most of them lived up north," McKean said. "The women at home took care of wounded and diseased. Back then, it was considered bad if a woman took care of a strange, sick man, but the men got over it quick because the need was so great. There were also black nurses who helped assist soldiers during the war.
"The children who lived near the war or battlefields would bring flowers, write letters to or for soldiers, sing songs for them and in some cases, feed them. Kids would also get water to take to the hospitals, which used a lot of it during their operations."
"During the war, there were 52 medicines issued to the
"During a long camp period, doctors would treat things such as fevers, dysentery and venereal diseases, which were rampant when the soldiers went into town. Also, childhood diseases like measles, mumps and chicken pox were issues. You have one community who might not have the disease and another that does, but when you mix the two towns together, it can spread."
"It was fascinating to hear about the medical part and the old-timey stuff on display here," she said.
"It was very educational, and had a lot of information about the time period and what people dealt with," she said.
"I learned about how the women used to make clothes for the soldiers while the men and teenage boys had to fight," she said.
"There's so much history here," he said. "You have the replicas and then you can actually see some of the war equipment and other artifacts from 150 years ago. This is my new favorite place in
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