The Seminary Hospital
Following the Confederate retreat, his wife and two young children traveled to Gettysburg to be by his side. The Seminary hospital provides shelter and comfort for the wounded from both sides until September 16 when McFarland was the last patient to leave. His story is depicted in the museum 3rd floor exhibit. Although his injuries crippled him for life, McFarland later served as the first superintendent of the Pennsylvania Soldiers’ Orphan Schools system in McAlisterville, Pennsylvania.
Erected by Seminary Ridge Museum. (Marker Number 8b.)
Location. 39° 49.933′ N, 77° 14.65′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Seminary Ridge, on the
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gettysburg Seminary Ridge Museum (a few steps from this marker); Samuel Simon Schmucker Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Manor of Maske (within shouting distance of this marker); Crisis Comes to the Seminary's Back Door (within shouting distance of this marker); Life as a Seminary Student (within shouting distance of this marker); Valentine Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Union Defense of Seminary Ridge (about 400 feet away); Daniel Alexander Payne (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Regarding The Seminary Hospital. The marker and ambulance were not present when the museum first opened.
Categories. • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 15, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.