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George Spangler Farm Civil War Field Hospital

The 17th Corps Field Hospital & Patriot Daughters of Lancaster

Living historians of the 17th Corps Field Hospital and Patriot Daughters of Lancaster will help you discover the stories of the soldiers, surgeons and civilians of Gettysburg–just minutes from the battlefield. The groups will exhibit and demonstrate Union Civil War Medicine to include: making pills, nursing & nutrition, medicines in use during the war, medical instruments including a pocket and capital amputation kit & sick call demonstration and types of illnesses that appeared at the daily sick call. A ladies aid society from Lancaster City that was formed immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter will be portrayed. The ladies’ purpose was to provide money, food, clothing, bandages and other supplies for soldiers serving in local companies of PA regiments. The ladies nursed at Christ Lutheran Church in Gettysburg and the Lutheran Seminary. They held sanitary fairs and bazaars to raise money for the cause. A special program of a “Civil War Medical Demonstration: Surgery Bullet Extraction & Brain Surgery with an emphasis on the Triage System developed by Union Army dealing with mass casualties” will also be held on Saturday, June 30 at 12:30 p.m. in the lower level of the barn. The site will be open for the 2018 summer season from June 8 – August 12 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday only from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Access is via shuttle from the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center. Shuttle tickets (Adults $6/Youth $2) are available at the ticket counter, at or by calling 877-874-2478. FREE upon request with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama & Museum ticket.  

Date & Time

Weekly on Sunday, Friday, and Saturday

Jun 29, 2018 through Jul 01, 2018

10:00AM - 3:30PM

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Adults $6/Youth $2

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