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Pry House Field Hospital Museum to be featured on National Geographic

April 06, 2011
  • The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in Civil Warriors at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel.
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The Pry House Field Hospital Museum, off Shepherdstown Pike, in Keedysville, will be featured in  “Civil Warriors” at 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 11, on the National Geographic Channel.

 The hospital is one of the locations in the first episode, "Families at War" as National Museum of Civil War Medicine Executive Drrector George Wunderlich explores the challenges and conditions faced by Dr. William Childs. Childs’ great-great-grandson Tim Sawyer discovers with Wunderlich the story of grueling hours and unthinkable conditions his ancestor faced as a Civil War surgeon at the Battle of Antietam.

Additionally, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., will be featured in NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?,” which airs 8 p.m. Friday, April 8.
Wunderlich is a featured historian working with actress Ashley Judd as she searches for her family history. Wunderlich explores the story of her ancestors’ involvement in the Civil War.

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