ALERT: Due to the weather forecast of a prolonged heat wave to peak by the weekend and heat advisories expected, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital is closed Friday-Sunday, June 21-23. The historic site is expected to reopen with living history and programming June 28-30.

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Civil War Medicine Symposium

Co-sponsored and Presented by Blue & Gray Hospital Association and Gettysburg Foundation
Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, Ford Education Center
Saturday, May 6, 2023 | 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Join us for the 2nd annual symposium event, covering various topics on Civil War medicine and its importance in the overall study of the American Civil War. Learn about the fight that took place behind the lines—the struggle to save lives. Hear talks and presentations on details about the people who served as caregivers, the medical equipment used, disease impacts on the health of soldiers, field relief organizations and their roles, and more.

Both in-person and virtual attendance options are available. Reservations are required in advance.