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Portsmouth Naval Hospital

 
 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. This was begun in 1827 and opened in 1830. The hospital was taxed to its capacity in the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1855 which decimated Portsmouth and Norfolk. This hospital has cared for the sick and wounded of the Navy in all wars of the United States since its establishment. It is the oldest hospital of the Navy.
 
Erected 1948 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q 8h.)
 
Location. 36° 50.883′ N, 76° 18.25′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker is on Rixey Place just north of John Paul Jones Court, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is on a secured military reservation directly in front of Building 1, the original Naval Hospital built in 1830, presently under renovation (2010). Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Ted Conaway Memorial Naval Cemetery 1838-1986 (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
View of the marker from SE
(approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Regarding Portsmouth Naval Hospital. Near this marker is an old monument marking the grave of Army Major John Saunders, Commanding Officer of Fort Nelson during the Revolutionary War. Please see pictures below.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Serendipidous History and Discovery surrounding the "Hospital Point" area and its. Long article (33 pages) describing the history of Hospital Point from European arrival to present. (Submitted on October 20, 2010.) 

2. Information about the Portsmouth Naval Hospital and the Saunders Monument. (Submitted on March 8, 2011, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, 2nd IraqWar, Mexican-American
 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Building 1 image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
3. Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Building 1
Under renovation 2010
Major John Saunders Monument image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
4. Major John Saunders Monument
Major John Saunders Monument Inscription image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
5. Major John Saunders Monument Inscription
Erected in honor to the memory of Major John Saunders of the United States Light Artillery.
Born in Virginia A.D. 1771
Died at this place A.D. 1810
He was a soldier of Chivalric Spirit, man of Honor, Generous, Hospitable, Beloved and Esteemed by all who knew him.
Major John Saunders Monument, reverse side image. Click for full size.
By James Thomson, October 20, 2010
6. Major John Saunders Monument, reverse side
 
 
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