Civil War Medicine

January 15, 2022

Visitors can experience what is was like to treat wounds and sicknesses at the "Civil War Medicine," program at Mansfield State Historic Site. The event is set for 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022.  Using the backdrop of the museum's hospital exhibit, park staff will paint a candid picture of what it was like to be treated by army doctors. A Civil War surgeon's field kit will be on display and the instruments contained in it will be used to illustrate how battlefield wounds were treated. Also discussed will be the various diseases and illnesses contracted by soldiers in the field and how these were addressed by doctors.