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“Men Lie on the Floors as Close as they Can be Stowed”: Medical Care at Chatham Following the Battle – Battle of Fredericksburg 160th

This program, ongoing throughout the weekend, examines medical care offered at Chatham in the immediate aftermath of the battle. Learn about some of the soldiers who received treatment at Chatham after the Battle of Fredericksburg and learn about those who offered that care. From the famous like Clara Barton and Walt Whitman, to the less known but equally important Mary Walker and J.F. Dyer, these caretakers after the battle remind us to “always look for the helpers.”

Drop by the medical tent located on the river side of Chatham any time between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm. In the case of inclement weather, this program will move inside Chatham.

Commemorate the 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg from December 9-13, 2022.
This year’s commemoration begins with an opening program discussing the larger context of the campaign, including efforts of self-emancipation, military events, and political pressure. This program will feature Ms. Mali Lucas-Green sharing her personal story as a descendent of freedom seekers. Other programs will follow in the footsteps of units fighting in the battle, consider the care of the wounded, and ultimately, the commemorative weekend will close with a program in the Fredericksburg National Cemetery. Tuesday, December 13, will feature extended tours of the battlefield itself. All programs are free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, programs may be altered or cancelled.

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Event Details
December 10, 2022 – December 10, 2022
9:30am - 4:30pm
Chatham Manor, Chatham Lane, Fredericksburg, VA, USA
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