“Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War” to be discussed


Glenna Schroeder-Lein, manuscripts librarian at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, will talk about the stories behind the exhibit, “To Kill and To Heal: Weapons and Medicine of the Civil War,” on Thursday, March 21, at 7 p.m. in Kirby Learning Center, Room 6.

The traveling exhibit, which is based on a current exhibit at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum in Springfield, will be on display in the Parker Science Building throughout March.

As the author of Lincoln and Medicine, The Encyclopedia of Civil War Medicine, Confederate Hospitals on the Move: Samuel H. Stout and the Army of Tennessee, 11 articles and numerous book reviews, Schroeder-Lein is also the co-author of Andrew Johnson: A Biographical Companion. She has taught history as an adjunct or visiting professor at four colleges or universities and was assistant editor for the Papers of Andrew Johnson, Knoxville, Tenn., and the Papers of Abraham Lincoln, Springfield.

Schroeder-Lein has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in history from California State University, Fullerton, along with a master’s degree in library science from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in history from the University of Georgia.
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Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success. The college is located in Jacksonville, Ill. With an enrollment of about 1,000 students, the college offers over 50 undergraduate programs and a Master of Arts in Education degree program. In 1932 the society of Phi Beta Kappa established a chapter at Illinois College, and it remains one of only 11 in the state.

Illinois College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.

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