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Agent of Mercy: The Untold Story of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell

Ongoing Opportunities

  • March 25 at 2:30 PM

Author George C. Maxwell will discuss themes from his book about his Civil War Surgeon and Iowa State Sanitary Agent great-great-great grandfather, Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell. The presentation will describe the role that volunteer medical missions from Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell’s hometown of Davenport, Iowa to the front played in addressing the medical emergencies caused by 1862 battles at Fort Donelson and Shiloh. He will also discuss the importance of state, local, and national sanitary commissions in the Western theater in addressing the shortages of medical supplies and nutritional food for sick and wounded soldiers in the Western Theater with a particular focus on the State of Iowa. 

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Cost: Included with Admission/Free for NMCWM members