Monument to the 19th Indiana Infantry at Gettysburg
We are amateur and professional historians in Central Indiana
dedicated to studying and understanding the American Civil
We welcome anyone interested in the American Civil War to join
the ICWRT. Annual dues are $30 for an individual, $35 for a
family,or $15 for a student. The dues are used to defray
production costs of our newsletter, Hardtack, and other
We invite you to attend a meeting as a guest and we feel that you
will enjoy your visit and enlist. To enlist for the upcoming
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All Programs are Free & Open to the Public
||Civil War Medicine
March 9, 2015 at 7:30PM
||Indiana Historical Society (Directions)
Civil War medicine was a mixture of science, experience and experiment.
Although severely ignorant (and often dangerous) by modern medical standards, many Civil War physicians were nevertheless intelligent, hard-working, dedicated men,
who did their best to alleviate the incredible suffering brought on by wartime conditions in camp and on the battlefield.
With music, contemporary accounts, slides, and first-person living history demonstrations,
Civil War Medical Historian Fred Schaefer will present a brief study of this important part of the Civil War and the Civil War soldier's experience..
Fred Schaefer is a longtime member of the
Society of Civil War Surgeons.
Fred is a Living Historian in which he portrays Dr. William Henry Wishard.
A graduate of I-V Tech College & Indiana University, Fred is a Certified Health Care Manager, Certified Surgical First Assistant, and Orthopedic Specialist.
Fred has worked at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis in the 1970s as a Surgical Technologist, and for the last 35 years at "OrthoIndy,"
where he is a Surgical First Assistant, and Manager for the 17 member OrthoIndy's CSFA-Pool.
Fred has been studying and presenting Civil War Medical knowledge and techniques, to Civil War Roundtables, Re-enactments, Medical Conferences, Museums,
and Schools for approx. 25 years.
Fred's antique Medical Surgical Instruments & Equipment can be viewed at the Indiana State Library, and also, at
Colonel Eli Lilly Civil War Museum,
Soldiers and Sailors Monument in downtown Indianapolis.
2014-2015 Program Schedule
|Sept. 11, 2014
||Northern Civil War Prison Camps
|Oct. 9, 2014
||Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
|Nov. 10, 2014
||The Dawn of the Political Cartoon: The Civil War Era
|Dec. 8, 2014
|Jan. 12, 2015
||The Civil War Road Trip Series
|Feb. 9, 2015
||Lincoln and the Constitution
|Mar. 9, 2015
||Civil War Medicine
|Apr. 13, 2015
||Maggie: The Civil War Journals of Margaret Nichol Vaulx
|May 14, 2015
||Major Martin Delaney: Highest ranking black Civil War officer
|June 8, 2015
||Six Turning Points of the American Civil War
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