Alexandria, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 2012 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-134.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. 38° 48.284′ N, 77° 3.245′ W. Marker is in Alexandria, Virginia. Marker is on Prince Street east of South West Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. L'Overture Hospital HQ (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin and Armfield Slave Office (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1323 Duke Street – From Slavery to Freedom and Service (about 400 feet away); Shiloh Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); Capt. James McGuire House (about 500 feet away); Alexandria, D.C. (about 500 feet away); Freedom House Museum (about 500 feet away); Port City (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Alexandria.
More about this marker. There was a delay in erecting and dedicating this marker. It was cast in 2012 and dedicated November 19, 2016.
Also see . . . History of L’Ouverture Hospital. “In 1864 and 1865, about 1,400 patients were admitted to L’Ouverture. The hospital was built to accommodate up to 600 at a time, but a December 17, 1864 census of Washington area hospitals indicated that 617 of its 717 beds were occupied. The patients’ records with names, dates of admission, causes for hospitalization, and resolution (release, transfer, death) have been transcribed by the Alexandria Archeology Museum. Most were admitted because of disease, and many patients stayed for weeks and months at a time.”
“No historic images were found of L'Ouverture Hospital.” (Submitted on September 10, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 10, 2017, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.