Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Hospital & Cemetery
Buried in this mass-grave cemetery are the remains of more than 250 soldiers, most of whom died of disease rather than battle wounds. About 92 have been identified as being from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi,
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 33.563′ N, 77° 42.241′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Old Confederate Cemetery Road 0.1 miles west of Huguenot Springs Road (Virginia Route 607), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Huguenot Settlement (approx. half a mile away); The Huguenot Monument (approx. half a mile away); Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement First Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Webber (approx. 2.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Powhatan.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a sketch of Gen. Lee at a prayer service. It carries the caption, "Gen. Robert E. Lee joined soldiers holding a prayer service, Nov 1863. Religious revivals swept the Confederate army in 1863-64, and prayer meetings and baptisms occurred in camps and hospitals such as Huguenot Springs."
On the upper right is a sketch of "Huguenot Springs Hotel"
On the lower right is a plan of the hotel grounds with the caption, "Huguenot Springs stood 500 yards to your left. Popular for years with Richmonders, the resort was incorporated in 1846 and new buildings were constructed. The spa included a grand hotel, a spring house, bathing facilities, and cottages. Huguenot Springs accommodated about 150 guests at a time during its antebellum heyday."
Also see . . .
1. The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin In the Colony of Virginia. Huguenot Springs Hotel (Submitted on April 28, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Traveler - Central Virginia: Richmond and Area. (Submitted on May 18, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,999 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.