Tag Archives: Dr. Jonathan Letterman

A spot of tea dispels the post-Gettysburg dark

When the going got tough, Maine nurse Sarah Sampson brewed tea — and her worried traveling companions suddenly relaxed in the southern Pennsylvania darkness. Gettysburg “was a field of blood, on which the demon of Destruction revelled [sic],” observed Dr. Jonathan Letterman, medical director for the Army of the Potomac. Three days’ fighting had left […]

Help save 17 acres at Camp Letterman hospital site in Gettysburg: Part I

Buzzing inbound to Gettysburg on busy Route 30 (a.k.a. the York Pike or the York Road), visitors headed for Gettysburg National Military Park zip past a lonely monument located diagonally across the road from Hoss’s Restaurant and McDonald’s, about halfway between both driveway entrances. Backdropped by slightly rising fields, woods, Pennsylvania’s ubiquitous power lines, and […]