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Food for Thought: PTSD and Civil War Veterans

Lt. Robert Buffum, a Medal of Honor recipient, brought the Civil War home with him. Alcoholism, domestic violence and legal trouble led him to be jailed, hospitalized and to commit suicide.

Buffum knew the war caused what today we would call PTSD, but he never regretted his service. Dr. Patrick Lewis will use Buffum’s example to explore the psychological effects of the war on its veterans.
Admission: $25 for KHS members; $30 for other patrons
Reservations required by July 15. Call 502-564-1792, ext. 4408.


July 19, 2017
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Kentucky Historical Society


Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History
100 W. Broadway
Frankfort, KY 40601 United States
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(502) 564-1792