P.O. BOX 3232
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The members of the Frederick County Civil War Roundtable (FCCWRT) all share a love of history and the history of the Civil War in particular. In 1989, twenty or so people in the Frederick County region established our roundtable. Their commitment to preserving, and sharing our history of the Civil War period continues today. The members represent every age, occupation, and experience. We meet at The National Museum of Civil War Medicine in Frederick, MD. The meetings and presentations are free and open to the public. They are held September through May on the third Thursday of the month. To see our meeting schedule, click here.
Presentations by authors, scholars, speakers and first person re-enactors on a broad scope of historical Civil War period topics make up the program. Military history is very prominent in our schedule but not the only story. Topics have included:
- The impact on the people of towns like Sharpsburg, Maryland, Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and Frederick, Maryland
- The advances in battlefield medicine and care of the wounded during the Civil War that became the foundation of modern medicine
- The details of the political struggles before and during the war within Maryland, Frederick County, and the surrounding area
- The supply and logistics successes and failures for the North and the South
- Procuring, feeding, and caring for six million horses and mules used during the Civil War. Before and during the War there was not a single school of Veterinary Medicine in the United States
- The strategic role of the B&O Railroad during the Civil War
- Scholars and historians discover new documents and materials every year parting the mists of history and providing more understanding.