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I have decided to fill a void in the Gettysburg Campaign by writing a book on the role of the U.S. Army Hospitals in this area during the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg. I will focus on the semi-permanent hospitals such as the ones in York (shown above), Harrisburg, and Philadelphia.

There are several excellent books on the temporary field hospitals around Gettysburg in the immediate days after the battle, but there does not appear to be a comprehensive work on the secondary phase of treatment, at least as it concerns the Pennsylvania medical facilities.

Hence, if any readers have useful primary sources (letters, documents, photographs, journal entries, etc.) from Mower Hospital, the York U.S. Army Hospital, and any and all other PA hospitals used to serve the tens of thousands of wounded from Gettysburg, please let me know.

I think this will be a challenging manuscript to write, but one I think deserves a place in the pantheon of Gettysburg-related books.

Let me know if you have useful suggestions!