Named for Thomas H. Watts
— CSA Attorney General (1862-63) and Alabama Governor (1863-65) —The camp on this site served as a military hospital, a camp of conscription and instruction, a supply depot, and a cemetery during the War Between the States. At one time, there were hundreds of headstones and rocks marking the final resting place of soldiers who were buried here. The Camp Watts conscription camp was ordered closed after the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. The hospital remained open, staffed by volunteers under the guidance of Juliet Opie Hopkins who relied on charitable donations from Ladies Aid Societies throughout Alabama. She also used her personal funds to keep the hospital operating.
|Series||This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series|
|Placed By||The Admiral Semmes Chapter, UDC & the Alabama Historical Association|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:16pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 623913 N 3600395|
|Decimal Degrees||32.53400000, -85.68046667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 32° 32.04', W 85° 40.828'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||32° 32' 2.40" N, 85° 40' 49.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2-2722 Union Camp Rd, Notasulga AL 36866, US|
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