Crucifix

Date:
c. 1863

This crucifix was found in the rafters of the McPherson Barn on the western edge of Gettysburg many years after the battle. The barn had been used as a hospital in the days after the fighting.

Description (physical):

Brass, wood. L 11.7 cm, W 5.4 cm, T 0.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0010
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Hospital Flag

Date:
c. 1863

This US Army Medical Department flag was hung outside of a house, church, barn or post to mark that the structure was being used as a hospital. The flag heading has "E&H" stamped on it. Evans and Hassall was business in Philadelphia that operated from 1859-1866. Army branches were assigned a color; sky blue for infantry, red for artillery, yellow for cavalry, and green for the medical branch.

Description (physical):

Wool bunting with cotton. 13 7/8" x 28 3/8"

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0006.0011
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park