(1824-1872)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.
|Placed By||Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, December 1st, 2017 at 10:01am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17T E 569341 N 4456830|
|Decimal Degrees||40.25906667, -80.18456667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 15.544', W 80° 11.074'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 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 Address||At or near 1 Greenside Ave, Canonsburg PA 15317, US|
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