College mentioned as a Civil War hospital by WUSA-TV in DC

Gettysburg College's Pennsylvania Hall was mentioned as a Civil War hospital on a July 3 article on WUSA-TV's website.

From WUSA:

The caring process for the wounded became slightly more efficient by the battles of Gettysburg. The fallen were removed from the grounds at the end of each day and taken to general hospitals.

Civil War era medicine mimicked the insanitary lifestyles of soldiers and over all medical knowledge of the day. During the battle of Gettysburg, the old dorm of Pennsylvania College, now known as Gettysburg College, was taken over and used as a confederate and union army war hospital.


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