Dr. Gordon E. Dammann, chairman and founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, Md., will speak at the Tuesday, May 22, meeting of the Sharpsburg Historical Society at 7 p.m. at the Town Hall in Sharpsburg.
Dammann will present “Evacuation of Wounded from Antietam — The Letterman Plan.”
Dammann is the author of the three-volume “Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment,” co-author of “Images of Civil War Medicine — A Photographic History,” and editor of the reprint “Memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon ofU.S. Army1861-1864.”
Dammann recently retired from his private dental practice in Lena, Ill., and is active in several Civil War and historical societies. He is a licensed guide at Antietam National Battlefield and has participated in Civil War programs throughout the United States, including West Point and the Smithsonian Institution.
The meeting is free and open to the public.
For more information, call 301-992-9767.