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

Gettysburg Stone

 
 
Gettysburg Stone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Gettysburg Stone Marker
Inscription.  This stone from the battle-field of Gettysburg is placed by the Citizens of the neighborhood in the year 1916, to mark the nearby site of the West Philadelphia General Hospital of the United States Army — later designated the Batterlee General Hospital in honor of Brigadier-General Richard Smith Satterlee, U.S.A. A noted surgeon — and also to commemorate the services of the patriotic men and women who as volunteer physicians, nurses and co-workers under general Isaac I. Hayes, Surgeon-in-Chief, here administered from June 9, 1862 to August 3, 1865 to more than twenty thousand sick and wounded soldiers of the Civil War.
 
Erected 1916 by Citizens of West Philadelphia.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 39° 56.948′ N, 75° 12.624′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Baltimore Avenue (U.S. 13) 0.1 miles west of South 43rd Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker
The Gettysburg Stone image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. The Gettysburg Stone
is at or near this postal address: 4325 Baltimore Ave, Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Satterlee U.S.A. General Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herman Herzog (approx. ¼ mile away); Paul Philippe Cret (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Woodlands (approx. 0.4 miles away); 4728 Baltimore Avenue (approx. 0.4 miles away); Ruth Plumly Thompson (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Woodlands-Historic Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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