Civil War Medicine

A program of Civil War Medicine will be presented by the Mansfield State Historic Site on Saturday January 15 at 2:00 pm.  Using the museum’s hospital exhibit as a backdrop, park staff will paint a candid picture of what it was like during the Civil War to be treated by army doctors.

A Civil War surgeon’s field kit will be on display and the instruments contained in it will be used to illustrate how battlefield wounds were treated. Also discussed will be the various diseases and illnesses contracted by soldiers in the field and how these were addressed by doctors.

Mansfield State Historic Site is located on LA Highway 175, three miles south of the town of Mansfield, Louisiana. Admission is $4 per person ages 4-61; seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under are admitted free. For more information call 318.872.1474 locally or 888.677.6267 toll free.