The Gettysburg Foundation to Host a Special Evening Program
at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital
The Surgeons of the George Spangler Farm
Friday, Aug. 26, 2022
Gettysburg, Pa.—On Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, at 6 p.m., the Gettysburg Foundation will host a special evening program on the surgeons from the Battle of Gettysburg at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Licensed Battlefield Guide Britt Isenberg will present The Surgeons of the George Spangler Farm in the very barn where these surgeons operated on soldiers treated in the Union 11th Corps field hospital during the 1863 battle.
The Surgeons of the George Spangler Farm offers guests the opportunity to hear the stories of the courageous work of these persevering and pioneering Americans, who saved many more lives than they lost. In the United States today, there are only a handful of monuments dedicated to the work of Civil War surgeons. Thanks to the generous supporters of the Gettysburg Foundation, the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital stands preserved as a mute testimony to the courageous work of the Civil War surgeons.
Licensed Battlefield Guide Isenberg will introduce guests to the Civil War surgeons’ stories – giving voice to the more than a dozen surgeons who plied their trade at the George Spangler Farm over a one-month period in the summer of 1863. His presentation is a unique opportunity to gain insights into the surgeons’ experiences and perspectives while performing Civil War medicine during and after the battle.
The special program lasts approximately 90 minutes and is limited to 40 attendees. The single general admission ticket price is $20. Friends of Gettysburg receive a $5 discount. Tickets are available for purchase in advance by calling Guest Relations at 877-874-2478 or online at GettysburgFoundation.org.
Ticket holders for this program may drive directly to the property located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, and park on-site. The gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for ticket holders to explore original buildings from the battle and the grounds of the 80-acre historic site. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.
GEORGE SPANGLER FARM & FIELD HOSPITAL
A successful family farm before and after the Battle of Gettysburg, the historic George Spangler Farm served as the Union Army’s 11th Corps field hospital where more than 1,900 wounded soldiers—both Union and Confederate—received care. The site served as an artillery reserve, ammunition reserve, provost guard and a temporary cemetery for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Located at 488 Blacksmith Shop Road, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, meticulously renovated, the historic site features restored, original buildings from the 1863 battle.
Gettysburg Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit philanthropic, educational organization operating in partnership with the National Park Service to preserve Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site and educate the public about their significance. The Foundation operates the Museum & Visitor Center at Gettysburg National Military Park, as well as the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital, the Children of Gettysburg 1863 and Ticket to the Past – Unforgettable Journeys. For information about visiting Gettysburg or how you can become a Friends of Gettysburg member, visit GettysburgFoundation.org or call 877-874-2478. Proceeds from tickets and other purchases in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center benefit Gettysburg National Military Park and Eisenhower National Historic Site.
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