Cavalry Corps Army of the Potomac Field Hospital Monument

The Army of the Potomac’s Cavalry Corps field hospital is honored by a monument.

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FIELD HOSPITALS CAVALRY CORPS 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. Phillips 1st N.J. Cavalry 3rd Division Surgeon Henry Capehart 1st West Virginia Cavalry Medical Officer in charge of the corps hospitals Surgeon W.H. Rulison 9th New York Cavalry Gettysburg September 2009

Dedicated: Finished in August 1914. The locations were noted with wooden stakes in 1901.

Location: The Cavalry Corps hospital marker is located in front of the Presbyterian Church, Gettysburg. The Church still stands at the corner of Baltimore Street and High Street.

Description: Bronze plaque affixed to front of church. Erected by the Gettysburg National Military Park Commission. Denotes the location of the field hospitals of the Cavalry Corps for the Union Army of the Potomac. Hospital was established June 30 in Presbyterian church and other nearby buildings in Gettysburg. Marker located on entrance wall of Presbyterian Church.

Originally, this plaque was mounted on a granite monument as the other eight field hospitals. The church is not the original. The monument was altered in approximately 1955.

Inscription:

ARMY OF THE POTOMAC
MEDICAL DEPARTMENT FIELD HOSPITALS
CAVALRY CORPS

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. Phillips 1st N.J. Cavalry
3rd Division Surgeon Henry Capehart 1st West Virginia Cavalry Medical Officer in charge of the corps hospitals Surgeon W.H. Rulison 9th New York Cavalry

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