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

Field Hospitals - Second Corps

Medical Department

 

—Army of the Potomac —

 
Field Hospitals - Second Corps Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Field Hospitals - Second Corps Tablet
Inscription.
Army of the Potomac
Medical Department
Field Hospitals
Second Corps

The Division Hospitals of the Second Corps were located July 2nd at the Granite School House but were soon removed to near Rock Creek west of the creek and six hundred yards southeast of the Bushman House. They remained there until closed August 7th, 1863. These Hospitals cared for 2200 Union and 952 Confederate wounded.

Medial Director 2nd Corps Surgeon A.N. Dougherty U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon R.C. Stiles U.S. Volunteers
2nd Division Surgeon J.F. Dyer 10th Massachusetts Infantry
3rd Division Surgeon Isaac Scott 7th West Va. Infantry
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon Justin Dwinelle 106th Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 47.355′ N, 77° 12.875′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hospital Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located near the George Bushman Farm, south of Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Field Hospitals - Twelfth Corps
Tablet Location Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Tablet Location
(about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); George Bushman Farm (about 600 feet away); Michael Trostle Farm (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps (approx. 0.7 miles away); Field Hospitals - Third Corps (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. ¾ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
South of the Bushman Farm Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. South of the Bushman Farm
Looking through the cedar bushes across the pasture. Today U.S. Highway 15, behind the tree line to the right, cuts across the area where the field hospital stood.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,048 times since then and 78 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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