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

Field Hospitals - Third Corps

Medical Department

 

—Army of the Potomac —

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

The Division Field Hospitals of the Third Corps were located July 2nd in houses and barns along the Taneytown Road from the Schoolhouse Road to the Mill Road. During the night they were removed to the south side of White Run three hundred yards from its junction with Rock Creek. These Hospitals cared for more than 2500 wounded. They were closed about August 6th 1863.

Medical Director 3rd Corps Surgeon Thomas Sim U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon J.W. Lyman 57th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Division Assistant Surgeon J.T. Calhoun U.S. Army
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon Thaddeus Hildreth 3rd Maine Infantry.
 
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Location. 39° 46.95′ N, 77° 12.242′ W. Marker is near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sachs Road, on the right when traveling west. 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. Field Hospitals - Fifth Corps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michael Trostle Farm
Field Hospitals - Third Corps Tablet Photo, Click for full size
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Field Hospitals - Third Corps Tablet
The field hospital was located due north from the tablet location.
(about 600 feet away); Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps (about 800 feet away); U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Field Hospitals - Second Corps (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Field Hospitals - Twelfth Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Bushman Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 120 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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