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

A Farm Transformed by War

 
 
A Farm Transformed by War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
1. A Farm Transformed by War Marker
Inscription.
The barnyard and fields in front of you filled with wounded men and medical supplies in the days and weeks after the battle. Pvt. Justus Silliman, 17th Connecticut Infantry, wrote “All the hospital tents have been put up and are filled, the barn is also crowded and hundreds of shelter tents occupied, yet the wounded are so numerous that some have yet to lie out in the open air.” At the center of the hospital was the Spanglerís barn, with the operating tables under the eaves of the barn to your left. Arriving at the hospital after the battle, Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz of the Eleventh Corps saw firsthand the true cost of war.

“ . . . the surgeons, their sleeves rolled up . . . their bare arms as well as their linen aprons smeared with blood . . . around them pools of blood and amputated arms or legs in heaps.” † † † Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz
 
Location. 39° 48.088′ N, 77° 13.26′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker can be reached from Blacksmith Shop Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the George Spangler Farm. Marker is at or near this postal address: 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
A Farm Transformed by War Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
2. A Farm Transformed by War Marker
walking distance of this marker. The Trademark of Craftsmen (a few steps from this marker); A Hospital Under Fire (a few steps from this marker); Well, Look What We Found! (within shouting distance of this marker); Armistead Death Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Temporary Resting Place (within shouting distance of this marker); A Family Who Would Not Leave Their Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Food Preservation of the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Gettysburg.
 
More about this marker. Portraits of Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz and Pvt. Justus Silliman appear on the marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Civil War Journal - The George Spangler Farm. Gettysburg Magazine. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. George Spangler Farm. . Gettysburg Foundation website. (Submitted on November 14, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Marker at the George Spangler Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
3. Marker at the George Spangler Farm
George Spangler Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
4. George Spangler Barn
The marker can be seen at the left end of the barn.
Inside the Spangler Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
5. Inside the Spangler Barn
Doctors tended to patients in this barn on tables such as this one.
Civil War Doctor at the Spangler Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 7, 2013
6. Civil War Doctor at the Spangler Farm
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 288 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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