Mount Joy Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Field Hospitals - First Corps
— Army of the Potomac —
The Division Field Hospitals of the First Corps were located July 1st at the Lutheran Theological Seminary, the Penna. College, the Courthouse, and other churches and buildings in Gettysburg. When these fell into the hands of the Confederates the chief medical officers remained with the wounded.
July 2nd Hospitals were established near White Church on the Baltimore Pike. These Hospitals cared for 2379 wounded.
Medical Director 1st Corps Surgeon J.T. Heard U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon G.W. New 7th Indiana Infantry
2nd Division Surgeon C.J. Nordquist 83rd N.Y. Infantry
3rd Division Surgeon W.T. Humphrey 149th Penna. Infantry
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon A.J. Ward 2nd Wisconsin Infantry.
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is July 1, 1743.
Location. 39° 47.51′ 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. Isaac Lightner Farm (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Daniel Sheaffer Farm (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named U.S. Field Hospitals at Gettysburg (approx. 0.6 miles away); Field Hospitals - Fifth Corps (approx. 0.8 miles away); Field Hospitals - Third Corps (approx. 0.9 miles away); Michael Trostle Farm (approx. one mile 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 1,238 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.