Straban Township in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
W.H. Monfort Farm
Civil War Hospital
Erected 1983 by The Hospital and Healthsystem Assoc. of PA & HG-AC.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1863.
Location. 39° 50.764′ N, 77° 12.598′ W. Marker is in Straban Township, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is on Hunterstown Road north of Hounds Run, on the left when traveling north. 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. Garber's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Location of Field Hospitals (approx. 0.4 miles away); Tanner's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Green's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. 0.4 miles away); Camp Letterman (approx. half a mile away); Carrington's Battery - Jones's Artillery Battalion (approx. half a mile away); "The sight of blood never again affected me""His recovery … is yet considered doubtful" (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Straban Township.
1. My Grandfathers Farm
I cannot help but comment on the Monfort farm that was in fact, my Great Grandfathers farm during the Civil War. My Grandfather and my Mother were both born in that house. My Great Uncle Jacob took care of the place during the Battle and wrote a three day letter of the events happening.
I have in my possession a Confederate Saber that was picked up on the farm after the battle. I personally visit the farm every few years.
— Submitted May 13, 2015, by Charles Montfort Stark of Mason, Michigan [MI].
Credits. This page was last revised on November 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 997 times since then and 89 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 10, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.