Frederick County Gives: Funds that help preserve our history
July Fourth has come and gone, and we celebrated our country’s independence. This holiday also means that it’s summertime. Vacation travel is in full swing, and many people visit the battlefields and museums and parks in our area dedicated to preserving the history of the United States as well as Frederick County’s history.
America’s Civil War had many events that occurred in Frederick County. Farmhouses, churches and other buildings in the county were used as hospitals. In the early 1990s, Frederick County became home to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The idea to preserve this part of history came from Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, an Illinois dentist and collector of Civil War medical artifacts, and author of the three-volume “Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment.” The museum highlights innovative aspects of Civil War medicine such as a field dressing station, field hospital, and evacuation of wounded soldiers, and it incorporates the artifacts into the exhibits.
Source: The Frederick News-Post