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“Veteran Surgeon’s View of the Civil War” presentation

November 7, 10:30 a.m.

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On Saturday, November 7, at 10:30 a.m., Honey Springs Battlefield will host “Veteran Surgeon’s View of the Civil War,” a special presentation about Civil War surgery and medicine by Dr. David Harris. Harris will be dressed in Civil War-period attire while discussing medical practices used during the war and the realities surgeons faced. His presentation will include medical artifacts and items from the era. Harris has hosted multiple programs at many Civil War sites, including Vicksburg National Military Park.

This program is free with regular admission. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs to this outdoor program. Social-distancing of at least six to eight feet is required for those who attend the program. The Oklahoma Historical Society requires face masks in all public areas of its museums, sites and affiliates, including Honey Springs Battlefield.

For more information regarding the presentation and Honey Springs Battlefield, please mail honeysprings@okhistory.org or alynn@okhistory.org, or call 918-473-5572. Honey Springs Battlefield is located east of US Highway 69 between Oktaha and Checotah. The Visitor Center is located on a hill in close proximity to the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame in Rentiesville. Take the second left after reaching the Oklahoma Blues Hall of Fame Museum (driving from the west).

Illustration from Harper’s Weekly showing a surgeon at work during a battle


November 7
10:30 a.m.
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Honey Springs Battlefield
423159 E 1030 Road Checotah, OK 74426