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    Rare Carte de Visite view of Camp Letterman Hospital by Tyson Brothers, Gettysburg. This view shows a large tent in the left foreground, another tent, with the front flaps open and wreaths suspended of the front, characteristic of the facilities at Letterman. A large American flag is suspended between two trees. With thousands of severely wounded soldiers requiring care after the battle, including many Confederates, on July 5, Army of the Potomac Medical Director, Dr. Jonathan Letterman, issued orders for the establishment of a general hospital at Gettysburg. The site chosen for this vast facility was the George Wolfe farm, about 1½" miles east of Gettysburg on the York Pike. The hospital was ready and staffed by mid-July, with a steady stream of ambulances bringing the wounded to the hospital from the surrounding area, where they had been cared for since the battle. Its work completed, having treated thousands of the wounded and dying, the hospital was closed by the end of November 1863. Fine condition, imprint of the reverse, "From/Tyson Brothers/Gettysburg, Pa." A rare Gettysburg photograph.

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