Site of Civil War Hospital

Site of Civil War Hospital (HMQGL)

Location: Red Boiling Springs, TN 37150 Macon County
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Country: United States of America
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N 36° 31.817', W 85° 50.672'

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This area was on a route used by Federal and Confederate troops as they made maneuvers between the Northern and Southern states. As they traveled thru, their sick and wounded were often left here for treatment. Dr. James Carson Weir, from neighboring Jackson County and a Minnesota native, was first appointed surgeon by Union forces and then by the Confederates in Sept. 1862 as Braxton Bragg's Army made its march this way. It was at this time that a Confederate hospital was established. The Federal Army took Dr. Weir prisoner after they had recaptured "Red Spring" from Confederate control. He was released after proving he was a Union sympathizer. The Dedman Hotel housed the hospital. It was the only hotel at the time and the best-suited facility with quarters large enough to accommodate such an endeavor.
Series This marker is part of the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series
Placed ByMacon County Historical Society and Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp Jim Davis #1425
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Date Added Tuesday, October 21st, 2014 at 3:13pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 603439 N 4043388
Decimal Degrees36.53028333, -85.84453333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 31.817', W 85° 50.672'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 31' 49.02" N, 85° 50' 40.32" W
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Area Code(s)615
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 400-498 E Main St, Red Boiling Springs TN 37150, US
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