Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson, commander of the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville during the American Civil War. He died eight days later.
Presented by Dr. Wayne Richenbacher of Iowa City, this Sunday, Feb. 16th program will focus on Jackson – the brilliant military strategist; Hunter Holmes McGuire – the chief surgeon of Jackson’s Corps; and the medical care provided to Jackson following his injury.
Dr. Wayne Richenbacher is a cardiothoracic surgeon and Professor Emeritus in Iowa City, Iowa and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Iowa City Mercy Hospital and the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. He received his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and he has been in practice for more than 30 years.
Dr. Richenbacher’s interests include bird-watching and Civil War medicine. However, his interest in heart surgery started at a young age, and he had a special passion for it. Recently retired, he is well remembered as a caring surgeon whose many patients hold him in high regard.
“Stonewall Jackson and Civil War Medicine” will be presented to the community on Sunday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m. at the English Valleys History Center at 108 N. Main St. in North English. No admission will be charged, and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted.