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

A Hospital Under Fire

 
 
A Hospital Under Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
1. A Hospital Under Fire Marker
Inscription.
As the threshing floor in front of you filled with wounded, W. R. Kiefer, 153rd Pennsylvania, noted, “The maimed were placed with heads next [to] the bays and middle partition (of the threshing floor) leaving a passageway at the feet of the patients.” Two days later, on July 3, wounded soldiers laying here viewed the Confederate cannonade preceding Pickett’s Charge. Pvt. Stephen Romig, 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry, recalled:   There I had a fine view of the bursting shells coming in our direction . . . there were at one time six explosions of shells in one moment . . . the danger was becoming so great that every man was removed . . . the surgeon who had been in shortly before looking at my wound ran for his life.”       Pvt. Stephen Romig
 
Location. 39° 48.097′ N, 77° 13.266′ 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 walking distance of this marker. The Trademark of Craftsmen (a few steps from this marker); A Farm Transformed by War
A Hospital Under Fire Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
2. A Hospital Under Fire Marker
(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 Spangler Farm image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
3. Marker at the Spangler Farm
Spangler Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 17, 2014
4. Spangler Barn
The marker can be seen at the entrance of the barn.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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