Civil War Surgery and Medicine

August 12, 2017

On Saturday, August 12, come out to Mansfield State Historic Site and learn about the medical treatment received by Civil War soldiers. Using the backdrop of the museum’s hospital scene, get a candid picture of what it was like to visit what some Union soldiers called, “Uncle Sam’s Sawmill.”

The presentation will be held at 2 p.m. inside the museum. A reproduction amputation field kit will be on display, with the instruments demonstrated to illustrate how surgeons treated battlefield wounds. Also discussed will be the various diseases and illnesses contracted by the soldiers, and how disease ravaged the ranks of both North and South.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on La. Hwy. 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information, call 318.872.1474 or 888.677.6267, or visit www.LaStateParks.com.

Civil War Surgery and Medicine