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George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital

Combat Trauma Surgery: Injuries, Methods & Outcomes

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Time: 6pm (Gate opens at 5:30pm)

Price: $20 General Admission / $15 Friends of Gettysburg


Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center
488 Blacksmith Shop Road
Gettysburg, PA

Explore Civil War era surgery of 1863 with retired Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Dr. Rick Schroeder and retired Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Fran Feyock for a special program at 6pm, Friday, Aug. 27, at the George Spangler Farm & Field Hospital. Our presenters are also Licensed Battlefield Guides.

Fran and Rick will present a modern-day surgical case review of several of the soldiers from the Ronald D. Kirkwood book, Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm.

Civil War medicine

The special evening program is limited to 40 attendees. The single general admission ticket price is $20. Friends of Gettysburg receive a $5 discount. Tickets are available for purchase in advance online at or by calling Guest Relations at 877-874-2478.

Ticket holders for this program may drive directly to the property and park on-site.  The gate will open at 5:30pm for ticket holders to explore original buildings from the battle and the grounds of the 80-acre historic site. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

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