|Posted:||June 14, 2018 03:02 PM|
|From:||Representative Dan Moul|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Resolution for Camp Letterman|
|In July of 1863, it was ordered that an official United State General Hospital be opened in Gettysburg on land located approximately one half mile from the Gettysburg battlefield on the York Pike. It was named Camp Letterman after Dr. Jonathan Letterman, Medical Director of the Army of the Potomac. The hospital was established to treat both Union and Confederate soldiers that were unable to be transferred to other general hospitals because of their injuries. The camp treated more than 4,000 patients, of which three hundred sixty-five soldiers died there, with forty being residents of this Commonwealth.
We dedicate this resolution to the memory of those who have gone before us, fighting for our freedom, and the preservation of this hallowed site.
Please join me in co-sponsoring this legislation.
Introduced as HR998