Camp Watts

Camp Watts (HM1E9K)

Location: Notasulga, AL 36866 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 32° 32.04', W 85° 40.828'

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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.
HM NumberHM1E9K
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
Year Placed2007
Placed ByThe Admiral Semmes Chapter, UDC & the Alabama Historical Association
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 6:16pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 623913 N 3600395
Decimal Degrees32.53400000, -85.68046667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 32° 32.04', W 85° 40.828'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds32° 32' 2.40" N, 85° 40' 49.68" W
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Area Code(s)334
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-2722 Union Camp Rd, Notasulga AL 36866, US
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