Civil War Medicine – Dr. Letterman and the Battle of Antietam

October 17, 2013 | Civil War, Videos, Weekly Video

Dr. Jonathan Letterman, medical director of the Union Army of the Potomac, revolutionized battlefield medicine with his Letterman Plan. In this week’s video at the Pry Field Hospital Museum, with Kyle Wichtendahl, we discuss the changes he made at the Battle of Antietam.

This is a clip from Antietam: America’s Bloodiest Day, an episode of Rise of the Confederacy.

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