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ANTIETAM'S NEW LEGACY -- SHARING THE SMOKETOWN HOSPITAL CIVIL WAR STORY

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owner profile imageWomen's History Event March 17 2018 in Boonsboro, MD
February 04, 2018

Details coming soon -- Save the Date!  Free, Open to the Public at Boonsoro Library. Feature Storytellers introduce Maria Hall...Nurse at Smoketown  See more

THE STORY:

 A New  Legacy of the Battle of Antietam is formed through combining women's history, civilian leadership, logistics and locations.   


Relevant lesson from the past may inform today's decision-making and skillsets.  For many today, problem-solving without electricity or cell phones is unthinkable. Yet during modern emergency events, we are thrust back in time with few contemporary tools to rely on.   Learn more at www.smoketown-antietam.org.


LEADERSHIP/TEAMWORK; LOGISTICS AND LOCATION:

Many emergency supply chains, evacuation systems and medical care employed today have their roots in the Battle of Antietam, September 1862.  


While this enormous Battle is recognized as the bloodiest single day in American History, it also has a clear LEGACY of producing innovations in post-disaster care leadership –  which included community-response, medical practices and quartermasters’ responsibilities of subsistence and logistics.   


 But who were these leaders? Who were the people whose actions have changed our lives for the better for over 150-years. What are some of the lessons-learned for today?     What were responsibilities then that are still employed today,  by quartermasters and caregivers; ambulance drivers and doctors, cooks and stewards?


The New Legacy of the Battle of Antietam starts at what was Smoketown-Antietam Hospital, a Tent Hospital for hundreds or sick and severely wounded Union soldiers.  It was staffed throughout the cold months from September 1862 - May 1863.  It includes a prelude to today’s integrative civilian and professional local emergency care procedures.  It is about the caregivers, quartermasters and more...


Join our Quest for the Smoketown-Antietam Hospital and Story.

Your Sponsorship/Donation will enable us to:

*  Host Free Public Events -- Launch during Women's History Month 

*  Produce a Self-Guided Driving Tour -- Field Hospitals after Antietam

*  Find Smoketown Hospital -- through Archaeology and Metal Detecting

*  Publish stories regularly 

* Produce a Searchable Women's History Database about Antietam Caregivers and Relief Workers 


Special Note: Our local Outreach Programs in Spring 2018 will be funded in part by the Nora Roberts Foundation, (http://norarobertsfoundation.org)  a gift we are most grateful for.  Additional sponsors for our Outreach Program Series will be appreciated.     .   


 Do you or someone you know have Smoketown/Antietam or Women's History information to share?     Contact Us: info@smoketown-antietam.org.

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