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Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Location of Field Hospitals

During the Battle of Gettysburg

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
1. Location of Field Hospitals Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Medical Department
Location of the Field Hospitals
During the Battle of Gettysburg

1st Corps - July 1st at the Lutheran Theological Seminary and in Gettysburg
July 2nd near White Church on Baltimore Pike

2nd Corps - July 2nd on east and west side of Rock Creek east of the Bushman House

3rd Corps - July 2nd on Taneytown Road and soon removed to an angle formed by White Run and Rock Creek

5th Corps - July 2nd on Taneytown Road west of Round Top
July 3rd near Two Taverns

6th Corps - At the Trostle House east of Rock Creek

11th Corps - At the Spangler House southeast of the Granite Schoolhouse

12th Corps - At the Bushman House near Rock Creek

Cavalry Corps - At Presbyterian Church and other buildings in Gettysburg

General Hospital Camp Letterman at the Hospital Woods on the York Pike. These hospitals cared for twenty thousand wounded Union and Confederate.

Medical director of the Army of the Potomac Surgeon Jonathan Letterman, U.S. Army.
 
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.511′ N, 77° 12.311′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County
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By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2013
2. Location of Field Hospitals Marker
. Marker is on York Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The sight of blood never again affected me" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "His recovery . . . is yet considered doubtful" (approx. 0.2 miles away); W.H. Monfort Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away); Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¾ mile away); Manor of Maske (approx. 0.8 miles away); Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.8 miles away); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hospitals at Gettysburg
 
Also see . . .
1. Camp Letterman General Hospital. Letterman selected the George Wolf Farm for the hospital site. This temporary hospital was not formally closed until November 1863. (Submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. Report of Dr. Letterman. The adversity of the field hospital operations was summed up:
It is unnecessary to do more than make an allusion to the difficulties which surrounded this department
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
3. Location of Field Hospitals Tablet
at the engagement at Gettysburg. The inadequate amount of transportation; the impossibility of having that allowed brought to the front; the cutting off our communication with Baltimore, first by way of Frederick and then by way of Westminster; the uncertainty, even as late as the morning of July 1, as to a battle taking place at all, and, if it did, at what point it would occur; the total inadequacy of the railroad to Gettysburg to meet the demands made upon it after the battle was over; the excessive rains which fell at that time-- all conspired to render the management of the department one of exceeding difficulty, and yet abundance of medical supplies were on hand at all times; rations were provided, shelter obtained, as soon as the wagons were allowed to come to the front, although not as abundant as necessary on account of the reduced transportation. Medical officers, attendants, ambulances, and wagons left when the army started for Maryland, and the wounded were well taken care of, and especially so when we consider the circumstances under which the battle was fought and the length and severity of the engagement.
(Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Camp Letterman Part 1. Gettysburg Daily presented this, the first in a two part tour by Licensed Battlefield Guide
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By Craig Swain, June 22, 2008
4. Area of Camp Letterman
The area behind the marker, presently private property, was a portion of the vast field hospital established after the battle.
Phil Lechak of the Camp Letterman site. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Camp Letterman Part 2. Gettysburg Daily presented this, the second in a two part tour by Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak of the Camp Letterman site. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,416 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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