The snowball battle in 1864 near Dalton, Georgia.
Alfred Waud

A Great Snow Fight: Civil War Camp Life and Battles in the Snow

A Facebook Live Event

American Battlefield Trust Event
January 19, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Are you sick of the recent cold spell on the East Coast? Well, if you think you have it bad, think again. Join us for our next Facebook Live event. We are proud to once again partner with the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, as we bring history to your computer or mobile device. 

From the comfort of your home or office, learn how soldiers in the American Civil War coped with the winter weather, the monotony of camp life and how each dreaded going to the doctor. You may even hear about a different type of Civil War battle—the infamous snowball battle! There is sure to be something for everyone as we explore the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. 


Education Department
Civil War Trust

Civil War Medicine

Video, Historian George Wunderlich highlights the complexities and discusses the innovations in medical practices throughout the Civil War. This video