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Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps

Medical Department

 

— Army of the Potomac —

 
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By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
1. Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps Tablet
Inscription.  
Army of the Potomac
Medical Department
Field Hospitals
Sixth Corps

The Division Field Hospitals of the Sixth Corps were established July 2nd near the Trostle House east of Rock Creek and two hundred yards southwest of this point. These Hospitals cared for 315 wounded.

Medial Director 8th Corps Surgeon Charles O'Leary U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon E.F. Taylor 1st N.J. Infantry
2nd Division Surgeon S.J. Allen 4th Vermont Infantry
3rd Division Surgeon S.A. Holman 7th Massachusetts Infantry
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon C.N. Chamberlain U.S. Volunteers.
 
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 2, 1775.
 
Location. 39° 46.886′ N, 77° 12.383′ W. Marker is in Mount Joy Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sachs Road, on the right when traveling east. Located approximately 100 yards south of the road
Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
2. Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps Tablet
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on the lane leading to the Michael Trostle Farm, south of Gettysburg National Military Park. 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. Michael Trostle Farm (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Field Hospitals - Third Corps (about 800 feet away); Field Hospitals - Fifth Corps (approx. ¼ mile away); Field Hospitals - Second Corps (approx. 0.7 miles away); U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Field Hospitals - Twelfth Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away); George Bushman Farm (approx. 0.8 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Joy Township.
 
Tablet and the Lane to the Michael Trostle Farm image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, April 4, 2009
3. Tablet and the Lane to the Michael Trostle Farm
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,138 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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