After a Civil War Battle: Burying the Dead

We’ve hosted years worth of programs about the different Civil War Battles. But what happens after the battle?

What happens to the dead, wounded and captured? What happens to the ruined cities and farms?

Jessica Beam, a ranger at James A. Garfield National Historic Sitediscusses what happens when the battle ends during our monthly Civil War lecture.

She explains how the Union, Confederacy, doctors, chaplains, families and even towns dealt with the enormous number of dead of wounded.

Our Civil War series continues at noon on Wednesday, July 11, at our Main Branch. The topic will be the history of the Medal of Honor.

By the way, if you’re interested in Civil War history, some other previous talks in our Civil War series can be viewed online in their entirety:

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