The Depot Field Hospital

The Depot Field Hospital (HM3X2)

Location: Hopewell, VA 23860
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N 37° 18.95', W 77° 16.656'

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"The sick and wounded are as promptly and carefully taken care of as those in a City or Town, and probably much better."
- Gen. Rufus Ingalls, USA

Across the cove from you, on the site of the modern hospital, stood the largest of the Union hospitals at City Point. The Depot Field Hospital covered 200 acres and could take care for as many as 10,000 patients. When Abraham Lincoln visited the hospital on April 8, 1865, he shook hands with over 6,000 patients, both Union and Confederate.

Throughout the Siege of Petersburg, the Depot Hospital provided excellent care: trained staff, running water, a steam laundry, reading rooms, and other amenities. Of the more than 70,000 men treated there during the war, fewer than three percent died while in the hospital's care.
HM NumberHM3X2
Placed ByPetersburg National Battlefield, National Park Service, Department of the Interior
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 5:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 298175 N 4132342
Decimal Degrees37.31583333, -77.27760000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 18.95', W 77° 16.656'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 18' 57.00" N, 77° 16' 39.36" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-698 Cedar Ln, Hopewell VA 23860, US
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