In an era before antisepsis and antibiotics, the devastating effects of a new weapon of destruction called the Minie Ball resulted in more than 55,000 amputations. The effects of this bullet are demonstrated
on wood, pig femur, and muscle with clinical demonstrations. Dr. Ira Spar is a practicing orthopedic and hand surgeon and a member of the Society of Civil War Surgeons.
Date: March 15, 2013
Location: Litchfield History Museum
Fee: Suggested donation of $5
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The Hour of Conflict
This exhibition examines the ways in which the American Civil War impacted the residents of Litchfield, Connecticut in the 1860s. The exhibit incorporates hands-on activities and the opportunity to experience camp life as Litchfield’s men did more than a century and a half ago. Open April 21, 2012 through December 1, 2013.