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Canonsburg in Washington County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Dr. Jonathan Letterman

(1824-1872)

 
 
Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 1, 2017
1. Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker
Inscription.  A military surgeon, Letterman is credited with establishing modern methods of battlefield medical management. During the Civil War, he designed a medical supply wagon prototype, established triage procedures, and instituted an efficient system for procuring supplies and evacuating patients from the battlefield, still in use today. He founded Letterman Hospital at Gettysburg, which treated wounded on both sides. His childhood home was here.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 15.544′ N, 80° 11.074′ W. Marker is in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pike Street (Pennsylvania Route 980) and Greenside Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canonsburg PA 15317, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles
Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 1, 2017
2. Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker
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of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reverend John McMillan, D.D. (approx. 1.2 miles away); John McMillan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel George Morgan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Delvin G. Miller (approx. 3.1 miles away); Closing a railroad - Creating a trail (approx. 4.8 miles away); Montour Mine No. 4 (approx. 4.8 miles away); Milepost 32 - Signal Board (approx. 4.8 miles away); X1 Railroad Crane (approx. 4.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Jonathan Letterman. The Civil War Trust (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Major Jonathan Letterman. National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jonathan Letterman at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Dr. Jonathan Letterman (1824-72) image. Click for full size.
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3. Dr. Jonathan Letterman (1824-72)
Letterman (seated at left) and staff, Warrenton, Virginia, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Letterman (seated at left) and staff, Warrenton, Virginia, 1862
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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