History Lecture: Medical Heroism in Alexandria
September 17, 2015 - 7:00pm

During the Civil War, Alexandria became a Union occupied logistics and medical center. During the Civil War, the Athenaeum was employed as a Union hospital for a short time and later as the Headquarters of the Union Commissary General. Alexandria Historian Tom Schultz will discuss the heroism and challenges that doctors and nurses experienced in ministering to the wounded in Alexandria, and the advances in women’s rights and medical science as a result of their efforts. Free.