Gordon Damman

A 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. He lives in Lena, Illinois with his wife Karen and operates a private dental practice there. 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

3 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

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