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Confederate Hospitals

 
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
1. Confederate Hospitals Marker
Inscription. Thousands of Confederate soldiers were patients at Foard Hospital on this site between August and December 1864. Following a disastrous fire and explosion on August 31, the patients were evacuated to the homes of townspeople and to the country; later tents and temporary structures were erected on the entire eastern half of this block.

Another hospital, the Bragg, was located three blocks to the south, in the building of Furlow Masonic Female College (a portion of which is incorporated in the present Furlow Grammar School).
 
Erected 1961 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 129-6.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.371′ N, 84° 14.033′ W. Marker is in Americus, Georgia, in Sumter County. Marker is on North Jackson Street 0 miles south of East Forsyth Street (Georgia Route 49), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 118 North Jackson Street, Americus GA 31709, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Americus Colored Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away); Elm Tree (approx. 0.3
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
2. Confederate Hospitals Marker
miles away); Speaker Crisp (approx. 0.4 miles away); Poverty Housing: A Global Epidemic (approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Asia/Pacific (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deadly Insects (approx. half a mile away); Welcome to Latin America/Caribbean (approx. half a mile away); How blocks are made (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Americus.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By David Seibert, January 24, 2011
3. Confederate Hospitals Marker
Looking south on North Jackson Street, with Americus' famed Windsor Hotel on the left.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 451 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by David Seibert of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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