Dr. Jonathan Letterman

Dr. Jonathan Letterman (HM23CV)

Location: Canonsburg, PA 15317 Washington County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 15.544', W 80° 11.074'

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A military surgeon, Letterman is credited with establishing modern methods of battlefield medical management. During the Civil War, he designed a medical supply wagon prototype, established triage procedures, and instituted an efficient system for procuring supplies and evacuating patients from the battlefield, still in use today. He founded Letterman Hospital at Gettysburg, which treated wounded on both sides. His childhood home was here.
HM NumberHM23CV
Year Placed2017
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17T E 569341 N 4456830
Decimal Degrees40.25906667, -80.18456667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 15.544', W 80° 11.074'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 15' 32.64" N, 80° 11' 4.44" W
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Area Code(s)412, 724
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1 Greenside Ave, Canonsburg PA 15317, US
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