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dedicated to 32nd Massachusetts surgeon Zabdiel Boylston Adams, is one of the more unusual memorials at Gettysburg National Military Park. The boulder, located along Sickles’ Avenue near the Wheatfield, honors Adams’ bold initiative to establish a triage hospital adjacent to the Wheatfield to provide quicker treatment to the wounded. Adams treated men at Gettysburg for two days and nights straight until, according to ancestors, “blind with exhaustion.” The plaque on Doc’s Rock reads: “Behind this group of rocks

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