Gordon Dammann

pictureA lifelong resident of Illinois, Gordon Dammann is a member of the Chicago Round Table and the Illinois Historical Society and has been involved with numerous others. Educated at the Loyola School of Dentistry, he has served as a U.S. Army Dental Corps Captain as well as a combat medic in Vietnam in 1970. Gordon also helped train combat medics for Vietnam while stationed at Picatinny  Arsenal, Dover NJ as Post Dental Surgeon. He lives in Lena, Illinois with his wife Karen. Gordon is a retired dentist. He also has two sons, Greg and Doug who are both military aficionados.

Gordon was a recipient of the Nevins-Freeman Award of the Chicago Civil War Round Table and the Iron Brigade Award of the Milwaukee Civil War Round Table. He is also a chairman and founder of the National Museum of Civil War Medicine and serves on the editorial staff of North and South Magazine.

Civil War and History Programs and Publications

  • Author Volumes I, II, and III Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment
  • Editor – Reprint of Memoirs of Jonathan Letterman, MD Surgeon of U.S. Army 1861-1864
  • Co-author Images of Civil War Medicine – A Photographic History
  • Instructor of Civil War History – Highland Community College

Civil War Lectures and Displays

  • State Historical Society of West Virginia
  • Philadelphia (Old Baldy) CWRT
  • Mid-West Conference of CWRT
  • Civil War Conference – Civil War Society
  • Symposium on Civil War Medicine – East Carolina University
  • National Park Service – Gettysburg
  • Iowa Historical Society
  • Lincoln Memorial University Museum
  • Nashville Civil War Show
  • Save Historic Antietam Foundation – Board Member
  • United States Military Academy – West Point – visiting lecturer
  • Smithsonian Institution – Symposium on Civil War Medicine
  • National Museum of Civil War Medicine Symposium 3 times
  • Lincoln Museum of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Civil War Institute – Gettysburg College, keynote speaker
  • Blue and Gray Educational Society

4 responses

  1. Gord, would you be interested in a neat bio of Dr. Daniel Ayres Jr. my g–g grandfather and surgeon on the Peninsula? E mail me Timconcorde@yahoo.com!!! Tim

    1. Tim, thanks for the message. It has been forwarded on to Gordon.

  2. Judith Hundertmark | Reply

    Assume Gordon lives near Antietam during your busy season? It’s a long commute from Illinois.
    Judith Hundertmark
    Group leader for tour # 9593 June 19th, 2013

  3. Gordy: Thank you again for the excellent tours—your passion for Antietam certainly showed though the day and we enjoyed being with you.

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