Straban Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Location of Field Hospitals
During the Battle of Gettysburg
— Army of the Potomac —
Location of the Field Hospitals
During the Battle of Gettysburg
1st Corps - July 1st at the Lutheran Theological Seminary and in Gettysburg
July 2nd near White Church on Baltimore Pike
2nd Corps - July 2nd on east and west side of Rock Creek east of the Bushman House
3rd Corps - July 2nd on Taneytown Road and soon removed to an angle formed by White Run and Rock Creek
5th Corps - July 2nd on Taneytown Road west of Round Top
July 3rd near Two Taverns
6th Corps - At the Trostle House east of Rock Creek
11th Corps - At the Spangler House southeast of the Granite Schoolhouse
12th Corps - At the Bushman House near Rock Creek
Cavalry Corps - At Presbyterian Church and other buildings in Gettysburg
General Hospital Camp Letterman at the Hospital Woods on the York Pike. These hospitals cared for twenty thousand wounded Union and Confederate.
Medical director of the Army of the Potomac Surgeon Jonathan Letterman, U.S. Army.
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Education • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is July 1.
Location. 39° 50.511′ N, 77° 12.311′ W. Marker is in Straban Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on York Road (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Camp Letterman (approx. 0.2 miles away); "The sight of blood never again affected me" (approx. 0.2 miles away); "His recovery … is yet considered doubtful" (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Letterman (approx. 0.4 miles away); W.H. Monfort Farm (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech (approx. 0.7 miles away); Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. ¾ mile away); Manor of Maske (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Straban Township.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Hospitals at Gettysburg
Also see . . .
1. Report of Dr. Letterman. The adversity of the field hospital operations was summed up:
It is unnecessary to do more than make an allusion to the difficulties which surrounded (Submitted on November 5, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
2. Camp Letterman Part 1. Gettysburg Daily presented this, the first in a two part tour by Licensed (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
3. Camp Letterman Part 2. Gettysburg Daily presented this, the second in a two part tour by Licensed Battlefield Guide Phil Lechak of the Camp Letterman site. (Submitted on December 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,014 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 2. submitted on April 13, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3, 4. submitted on November 2, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.