Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU9)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.473', W 76° 18.337'

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"Civil War 1861-1865"

— Fort Nelson Park —

Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861. On April 2, the Governor ordered the 3rd Virginia Regiment to occupy and fortify the Navy Hospital grounds. A battery of earthen works was hastily erected on the point and renamed Fort Nelson, after the revolutionary fort of 1776 to 1824. During the Confederate occupation, the hospital served as a medical facility and a fort. The Union retook the area on May 10, 1862, and until the end of the war, the hospital cared for Union soldiers and sailors. In 1865, the hospital treated nearly 1,300 patients.
HM NumberHM1KU9
Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383587 N 4078053
Decimal Degrees36.84121667, -76.30561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.473', W 76° 18.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 28.38" N, 76° 18' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201-301 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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