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Amidst the Mischief & the Misery: The Story of Three Famous Civil War Caregivers

Recently, Civil War scholars have finally begun revealing in detail how our colossal American tragedy turned the nation into a “Republic of Suffering.” Burt Kummerow, director of Maryland’s Four Centuries Project, discusses three famous Americans—Clara Barton, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott—who were eyewitnesses to what Barton called the war’s “mischief and misery.” Their brilliant accounts of the suffering they witnessed “brings the war to our doorsteps.”

February 15 - BLT: Creating Memorials

Speaker: Mimi Ashcraft Topic: African American Carvers:  Sebastian Hammond & Caleb McPeak Learn about the lives of enslaved and free individuals; then discover examples of the carvers amazing work in cemeteries scattered across central Maryland. Register now and then you will receive a confirmation email after you register. Information to join the meeting will be emailed to you 24 hours before the event. Cost: Free

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