Description of Gettysburg battlefield casualties and hospitals

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Description of Gettysburg battlefield casualties and hospitals - the moonlit battle-field the hospitals. In the...
the moonlit battle-field the hospitals. In the evening of Friday, after the moon bad risen, I looked over the battle-field. It was the old sad sight of other battlefields men mangled and bloody and torn; bodies without Heads ana neaas witnout brains; trunks limbless, here an arm obstructing one's pathway, there a leg visible in the dry fissure, of a rock; some long since dead, some dying! Here on the battle field one sees the dretd realities of war. I have seen in the past two years thirteen battles. I forget the details or the lights, i. never lorget the horrors of the battle field. The hospitals were scattered about miscel laneously, in houses, barns,.ravines in the most available places that could be found sheltered from shells and the sunshine. Dr. Milhau, medical director of the corps, aided by Dr Russell, inspecting surgeon, and Drs. Shippen and Webb, division surgeons, made the best arrangements they ould for the comfort of the wounded. Regimental sur geons of course lent a hand in the wound dressing ard amputations. ,

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  1. The Baltimore Sun,
  2. 08 Jul 1863, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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  • Description of Gettysburg battlefield casualties and hospitals

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