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Description of Subject Matter: In 1862 the Pry house was used as the headquarters of the Army of the Potomac during the battle at the direction of General George B. McClellan, and it was also from this house that Dr. Jonathon Letterman directed the medical department. In addition to these command services, the grounds also served as a field hospital and ambulance park.
Now open in cooperation between the National Park Service and the National Museum of Civil War Medine, the exhibits of the Pry House Field Hospital Museum highlight the history and the use of the Pry House during the battle; the set up and running of the field hospital system; the surgeons, nurses and civilian caregivers who aided the wounded; the officers treated at the Pry House; the effect of the battle on the civilian populations; and the medical innovations of Dr. Jonathan Letterman. One room is a re-creation of a Civil War field hospital scene typical of those established in local homes.
Starting at the Pry House Field Hospital Museum visitors can follow the journey of the wounded through a self-guided driving tour that follows the original trek of the ambulances from the battlefield of Antietam to the general hospitals in the town of Frederick. The tour ends at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine's main location where visitors have the opportunity to learn more in-depth the efforts made to treat the thousands of casualties from this battle and others and to discover the roots of our civilian medical services today of an effective ambulance system, triage and organized first aid in the practice those who showed compassion in the conflict of the Civil War.
Wikipedia Description: Antietam National Battlefield
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Pry House Field Hospital Museum
The Pry House Field Hospital Museum is located in the house that served as Union Commander General George B. McClellan's headquarters during the battle. Exhibits focus on period medical care of the wounded, as well as information about the Pry House. The museum is sponsored by the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
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1998 photos: Since 1984, I've lived in Silver Spring, Maryland.
From 1981 to 2002, photos were taken using a Pentax ME Super camera.
From 1989 to 2002, I was doing all pictures as prints (instead of slides which I had grown up on).
In 1997, at the age of 40, my photo obsession began and I started taking thousands of photos per year.
In September, 2002, I switched to digital cameras and the number of photos exploded.
Image quality is going to be variable because these are scans of slides and/or prints.
The images shown here were scanned in two phases. In the early years of the website, I rescanned a selection of pre-digital images, all at fairly low quality settings. During the COVID pandemic, I launched the Great Rescanning Effort, rescanning ALL of my pre-digital images from various media (prints, slides, negatives, etc) at higher resolution and quality settings. Mutilple versions of images -- some from the initial scannning phase, some from prints, some from slides/negatives -- were posted so there are frequently duplicate images on the same page. At some point, I hope to have time to do a final review and get rid of the duplicates but that'll have to wait until all of the pre-digital images are finally posted.
Trips this year: More Civil War touring (Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee), a work trip to Chicago and Louisiana, and family visits to Michigan and North Carolina.
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