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

Dr. Jonathan Letterman

(1824-1872)

 
 
Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 1, 2017
1. Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker
Inscription. A military surgeon, Letterman is credited with establishing modern methods of battlefield medical management. During the Civil War, he designed a medical supply wagon prototype, established triage procedures, and instituted an efficient system for procuring supplies and evacuating patients from the battlefield, still in use today. He founded Letterman Hospital at Gettysburg, which treated wounded on both sides. His childhood home was here.
 
Erected 2017 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 15.544′ N, 80° 11.074′ W. Marker is in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, in Washington County. Marker is at the intersection of East Pike Street (Pennsylvania Route 980) and Greenside Avenue, on the right when traveling west on East Pike Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Canonsburg PA 15317, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Reverend John McMillan, D.D. (approx. 1.2 miles away); John McMillan (approx. 1.2 miles away); Colonel George Morgan (approx. 1.7 miles away); Delvin G. Miller (approx. 3.1 miles away); 25 Ton G.E. Diesel-Electric Locomotive 89
Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, December 1, 2017
2. Dr. Jonathan Letterman Marker
(approx. 5.2 miles away); Richfol Shelter (approx. 5.2 miles away); David Reed (approx. 5.9 miles away); Washington (approx. 5.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Canonsburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Jonathan Letterman. The Civil War Trust (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Major Jonathan Letterman. National Museum of Civil War Medicine (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

3. Jonathan Letterman at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Dr. Jonathan Letterman (1824-72) image. Click for full size.
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3. Dr. Jonathan Letterman (1824-72)
Letterman (seated at left) and staff, Warrenton, Virginia, 1862 image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel
4. Letterman (seated at left) and staff, Warrenton, Virginia, 1862
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 1, 2017, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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