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Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) Union Second Corps field hospital, Gettysburg, PA. 9-11 July 1863 ca.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05111.01.0229 Author/Creator: Gutekunst, Frederick (1831-1917) Place Written: Gettysburg, Pa. Type: Photographs Date: 1863/07/09-11 ca. Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Taken by Gutekunst. A civilian man wearing an unusually patterned, light colored frock coat is standing fourth from the left of the lone woman. This same man can be seen in GLC 511.01.0228 standing left of the tree immediately in front of the large tent in the right foreground. Several soldiers are joined by a group of medical sewards, civilian nurses and members from one of the civilian relief organizations [i.e., the Christian Commission] are standing next to the tents. The hospital was located on the [Jacob] Schwartz farm between July 5-23 1863. See GLC 5111.01.0228


Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Health and Medical, Women's History, Battle of Gettysburg, Battle, Hospital, Charity and Philanthropy, Military Camp, Injury or Wound

Sub Era: The American Civil War