Mount Joy Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Field Hospitals - Third Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
The Division Field Hospitals of the Third Corps were located July 2nd in houses and barns along the Taneytown Road from the Schoolhouse Road to the Mill Road. During the night they were removed to the south side of White Run three hundred yards from its junction with Rock Creek. These Hospitals cared for more than 2500 wounded. They were closed about August 6th 1863.
Medical Director 3rd Corps Surgeon Thomas Sim U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon J.W. Lyman 57th Pennsylvania Infantry
2nd Division Assistant Surgeon J.T. Calhoun U.S. Army
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon Thaddeus Hildreth 3rd Maine Infantry.
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant day of the year for for this entry is July 2.
Location. 39° 46.95′ N, 77° 12.242′ W. Marker is in Mount Joy Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Sachs Road, on 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. Field Hospitals - Fifth Corps (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Michael Trostle Farm (about 600 feet away); Field Hospitals - Sixth Corps (about 800 feet away); U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.7 miles away); Field Hospitals - Second Corps (approx. ¾ mile away); a different marker also named 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Joy Township.
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 1,535 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.