A Farm Transformed by War

A Farm Transformed by War (HM1HTX)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 48.088', W 77° 13.26'

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The barnyard and fields in front of you filled with wounded men and medical supplies in the days and weeks after the battle. Pvt. Justus Silliman, 17th Connecticut Infantry, wrote "All the hospital tents have been put up and are filled, the barn is also crowded and hundreds of shelter tents occupied, yet the wounded are so numerous that some have yet to lie out in the open air." At the center of the hospital was the Spangler's barn, with the operating tables under the eaves of the barn to your left. Arriving at the hospital after the battle, Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz of the Eleventh Corps saw firsthand the true cost of war. " . . . the surgeons, their sleeves rolled up . . . their bare arms as well as their linen aprons smeared with blood . . . around them pools of blood and amputated arms or legs in heaps."       Maj. Gen. Carl Schurz
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Date Added Friday, November 14th, 2014 at 9:02pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 309859 N 4408082
Decimal Degrees39.80146667, -77.22100000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 48.088', W 77° 13.26'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 48' 5.28" N, 77° 13' 15.6" W
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Area Code(s)717
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Blacksmith Shop Rd, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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