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Date

June 16, 2019

Name

George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Description

Discover one of the best surviving farms used as a corps field hospital during the Battle of Gettysburg—the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital—minutes from the battlefield. Hear the stories of the Spangler family, the soldiers, the surgeons and the civilians. Learn how the Spangler family went from working their 80-acre farm to facing extreme adversity as the farm was transformed into one of the largest field hospitals where more than 1,900 wounded Union and Confederate soldiers were treated. Explore the restored barn that sheltered wounded soldiers. Visit the rehabilitated summer kitchen where Confederate General Lewis A. Armistead reportedly died from wounds received during Pickett's Charge. See Civil War era encampments and mingle with historians from all over the U.S.

Open Friday-Sunday in the summer months and on the Battle Anniversary (July 1-3). The historic site is accessible via shuttle from the Museum & Visitor Center. The shuttle bus travels to and from the Museum & Visitor Center three times each hour, beginning at 10 a.m. with the final shuttle returning to the Visitor Center at 3:20 p.m.

FREE admission with the purchase of a Film, Cyclorama, and Museum ticket. Discount will be reflected in your cart.

Tour time: at least 1 hour plus shuttle time
Tours start/end: Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center


Daily Programs

10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. - The Spangler Farm in 1863

11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. - An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - The Spangler Farm in 1863

2:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. - An Army Field Hospital: The George Spangler Farm


Living History Encampment

June 14, 15 & 16   Patriot Daughters of Lancaster: Ladies aid society from Lancaster, formed after the firing on Fort Sumter, to provide money, food, clothing, bandages and supplies for soldiers serving in local companies of Pennsylvania regiments. The ladies cared for the wounded at Christ Lutheran Church and the Lutheran Seminary in Gettysburg, and held sanitary fairs and bazaars to raise money.

Chaplain Scott Sturdivant: Confederate Chaplain displays chaplain’s tent and period gospel tracts, and discusses the role of Army chaplains during the war and the Great Awakening of the Southern Army.

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