Where Have All the Hospitals Gone?: The Aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg

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by Lori Tillia-Meeker

Everyone comes to Gettysburg to see the battlefield, tour the town, hear about the tactics, walk among the monuments, but what about the 21,000 wounded soldiers who remained here at Gettysburg? They did not just vanish. Every public building, both colleges, private homes, and even farms were turned into hospitals. I am reminded of the line from the Musical 1776, "Is anybody there? Does anybody care?" These sites need to be preserved and remembered just like the battlefield, because whether you want to believe it or not, these sites are part of the history of the Battle Gettysburg and are just as important as the preservation of the battlefield itself. The book is broken down into several sections-the town, farms, and homes north of town; farms and homes south of town; farms and homes east of town; farms and homes west of town; the major Federal Corps Field Hospitals, the Village of Fairfield, the Village of Hunterstown, the Village of Cashtown, Camp Letterman, and finally Field Dressing Stations. Each section is listed alphabetically by street or road and then listed numerically along the street. I hope you enjoy this guide book to the hospitals I found in Gettysburg and the surrounding communities and the area of the battlefield.

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  • 314 pages
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