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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

Mimi Ashcraft has spent more than 20 years researching Sebastian (Boss) Hammond and Caleb McPeak, two 19th-century African American gravestone carvers. Learn about their lives as enslaved and free individuals, then discover examples of their amazing work in cemeteries scattered across central Maryland.

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