Very interesting to learn how so much of emergency medicine that is still practiced today started there.
If you are interested in the medical aspects of the civil war, don't miss this museum. You will learn much about Dr. Letterman, who was instrumental in changing the way patients were treated and evaluated. Letterman Hospital in San Francisco is named after him. The staff is very helpful and will go out of their way to explain things. The... More
Very interesting to get an idea of this side of the war. Simple, but yet full of information and worth the time to see!
Once again, families had little choice. They made the most of the situation and helped as best they could to ease the suffering of so many soldiers. It gave me pause to think just what would I do given a similar situation.
My husband and I visited the Pry House Field Hospital Museum after visiting Antietam National Battlefield since it was so close. Although the Pry House is run by a non-profit organization and is not part of the National Park Service, it was still very much worth the visit. The grounds were very well maintained, and the tour guides/workers we encountered... More
The Pry House, a mile or so east of the Antietam battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland, is another aspect of the 1862 battle that has been added in recent years. It should be added to your tour, along with the Dunker church, corn field, west woods, sunken road and Burnside's bridge. It was Union Gen. George McClellan's headquarters and a field... More
This was the Pry family farm and it was taken over by General McClellan as his war HQ and then it became a hospital after the battle at Antietam. The ranger is knowledgeable and the medical displays and information are interesting. Take a walk around the back and see the herb garden as well.
The Pry House, besides being the Union Army headquarters, was a field hospital during and after the battle. The exhibits in the house itself give a good understanding of what the wounded faced in the Civil War. The real emotional part of the place for me was the adjacent barn, where wounded enlisted men were brought. The sight of countless... More
Fantastic displays that truly make us appreciate how far medicine has come from these times. You will be horrified to learn how medicine was practiced during the Civil War. It's not part of the NPS so there is a separate admission charge- $5 each but the lady told us to pay whatever we like. Well worth the time & effort... More
The Pry family home was General McClellan's headquarters as well as a field hospital. I learned a lot there about both the battle of Antietam, especially how signal flags were used, and the treatment of the wounded. I also learned that the battle bankrupted the Pry family. We also visited the Antietam Battlefield, and saw an excellent film in the... More
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