Researcher Mavis Slawson will present her extensive research on the history of military identification tags Saturday afternoon.

The presentation begins at 2:30 p.m. in the Delaplaine Randall Conference Room in the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. The program is included with admission and free for museum members.

Slawson has taught at the National Museum of Civil War Museum since 2000. She has given lectures and presentations on Civil War medical history and Civil War quilt history in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee and Illinois. She is a retired nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in art.

The talk will examine the history of military identification tags, which arose from families and friends seldom knowing the fate of their loved ones who went off to war.

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