(August 5) – After the armies of the Union and Confederacy moved south following the massive three-day
engagement at Gettysburg in July, 1863, the battle to address the human misery in the wake of the clash had just begun.
“Gettysburg: the Medical Aftermath,” running from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on August 25 and 26 at the Historic
Daniel Lady Farm on Hanover Street will tell the story about how the medical personnel of both armies, the citizens of Gettysburg and responding humanitarian organizations dealt with the thousands of wounded, dead and dying.
The Civil War Impressionist Association will lead the way for the weekend as the U.S. Army Medical Corps.
For this special event, the ensemble's impressions will include military surgeons, staff, hospital commissary and embalmers. These talented living historians will discuss and demonstrate surgical techniques, nutrition, medical practices, and advancements made during the war. Many of those medical innovations happened at Gettysburg and a number of these innovations are still used in medicine today.
The Historic Daniel Lady Farm hosted a Confederate field hospital; the house for officers and the barn for
the enlisted men.
Bloodstains from wounded and dying Confederate officers can still be seen on the floor boards of the front
room of the farmhouse.
Original medical instruments and equipment and a touch of fake blood will provide a big dose of realism
with a touch of humor added to the presentation to make it appropriate for all ages.
The Historic Daniel Lady Farm hosted a Confederate field hospital, the house for officers and the barn for
the enlisted men.
Admission: Adults: $10. Children 15 and under admitted free. Admission includes a tour of the Historic
Daniel Lady Farm house and barn.