Gettysburg in Adams County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Field Hospitals - Cavalry Corps
—Army of the Potomac —
The Hospitals of the First Division Cavalry Corps were located June 30th in this church and other nearby buildings and fell into the hands of the Confederates on the evening of July 1st. The wounded of the Cavalry Commands were later cared for here and in the Hospitals of the Infantry Divisions.
Medical Director Cavalry Corps Surgeon Geo. L. Pancoast U.S. Volunteers
1st Division Surgeon Abner Hard 8th Illinois Cavalry
2nd Division Surgeon W. W. L. Phillips 1st N.J. Cavalry
3rd Division Surgeon Henry Capeheart 1st West Virginia Cavalry
Medical Officer in charge of the Corps Hospitals Surgeon W.H. Rulison 9th New York Cavalry.
Erected 1914 by Gettysburg National Military Park Commission.
Location. 39° 49.706′ N, 77° 13.859′ W. Marker is in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of Baltimore Street (Business U.S. 15) and East High Street, on the right when traveling north on Baltimore Street. Touch for map. Located in front of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 208 Baltimore Street, Gettysburg PA 17325, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At Presidents Attended Service Here (here, next to this marker); Temples of Mercy (a few steps from this marker); The Memorial Church of the Prince of Peace (a few steps from this marker); Gettysburg Address Memorial and Abraham Lincoln Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); "uncertainty and dread" (within shouting distance of this marker); “ . . . I Am Going To Die” (within shouting distance of this marker); John L. Burns (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sisters of Charity of Emmitsburg (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gettysburg.
Also see . . . History of the Gettysburg Presbyterian Church. (Submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 956 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2009, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.