The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site

The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site (HM1FG1)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.698', W 77° 13.529'

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About the George Spangler Farm

The George Spangler Farm Civil War Hospital Site is one of the most intact Civil War field hospitals used during the battle of Gettysburg. When George Spangler bought the farm in 1848, he had no idea that civil war would erupt thirteen years later and destroy his farmland and crops. For five weeks, from July to August 1863, his family's homestead was occupied by the Union army's Eleventh Corps who utilized the buildings and fields as a hospital for some 1,900 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers.

Throughout the years, the Spangler farm has witnessed many changes. Although you can now walk in the footsteps of the Spangler family and soldiers who were treated here, a great deal of work has been done to turn back the years and reveal the property as it was in 1863. The legacy of the George Spangler Farm has been secured through generous donations to the Gettysburg Foundation. The task now is to write the next chapter in the farm's history and ensure its preservation for centuries to come. As you reflect on the stories of the many people who shaped the history of this place, please consider joining the effort to preserve and rehabilitate this historic site for future generations.
HM NumberHM1FG1
Placed ByGettysburg Foundation
By Bill Coughlin, July 18, 2014
2. The George Spangler Marker  Marker ConditionNo reports yet Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 3:39pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309503 N 4409220
Decimal Degrees39.81163333, -77.22548333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.698', W 77° 13.529'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 41.88" N, 77° 13' 31.74" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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