The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg

The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg

by Michael A. Dreese
     
 

ISBN-10: 0786423609

ISBN-13: 9780786423606

Pub. Date: 08/02/2005

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

"Old Dorm," which served as the first classroom and dormitory of the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary, is a familiar tourist site-Union Cavalry General John Buford directed the opening stages of the battle of Gettysburg from the building’s distinctive cupola and some of the bloodiest fighting of the three-day conflict took place on Seminary Ridge. However, few…  See more details below

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"Old Dorm," which served as the first classroom and dormitory of the Gettysburg Lutheran Theological Seminary, is a familiar tourist site-Union Cavalry General John Buford directed the opening stages of the battle of Gettysburg from the building’s distinctive cupola and some of the bloodiest fighting of the three-day conflict took place on Seminary Ridge. However, few visitors realize the building’s important role as the second largest hospital at Gettysburg, both during and after the battle. During the peak occupancy, 600-700 wounded soldiers from both armies were cared for at this site.

This work presents the history of the Gettysburg Seminary during the Civil War and the important cast of characters that have passed through its halls by utilizing the firsthand accounts of soldiers, civilians, surgeons, and relief agency personnel. Also included is the prewar and postwar history of the Seminary, as well as information about President Samuel S. Schmucker and the Abolition Movement.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786423606
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/02/2005
Edition description:
ALT
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword1
Introduction3
Prologue7
Ch. 1The Seminary Comes to Gettysburg13
Ch. 2A House Divided22
Ch. 3Wolf at the Door30
Ch. 4The Armies Converge43
Ch. 5July 1, 1863: The Battle Opens59
Ch. 6The Hospital During the Battle: July 1 - July 4, 186391
Ch. 7The Hospital Period: July 5 - September 1863118
Epilogue150
App. IPatient Deaths in the Lutheran Seminary Hospital167
App. IIList of Surgeons and Medical Officers, Lutheran Seminary Hospital169
Notes171
Bibliography193
Index197

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