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Gallipolis in Gallia County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

U.S. Army General Hospital

Gallipolis, Ohio

 
 
U.S. Army General Hospital Marker, Side One image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
1. U.S. Army General Hospital Marker, Side One
Inscription.  At this location, during the American Civil War (1861-1865), a U.S Army General Hospital was constructed on 29 acres of land over looking Camp Carrington, a site used to recruit and train soldiers for the Union Army. Built in the spring of 1862, this hospital consisted of several wooden, ridge-ventilated buildings in which both Union and Confederate soldiers were treated for combat wounds and illnesses. Captain C. M. Moulton, U.S. Quartermaster at Gallipolis, upon instructions from Headquarters of the Union Army’s Mountain Department, contracted for the first building to be constructed in April 1862.

By the first week of July 1862, the U.S. Army General Hospital was ready to treat its first patients. The 350-bed hospital served up to 769 patients at one time, exceeding more than twice its intended capacity. Surgeons in charge during the facility’s existence were Dr. James R. Bell. Dr. O. B. Davis, and Dr. Lincoln R. Stone. Both unknown and unclaimed patients who died at the hospital were buried in the Pine Street Cemetery, one-half mile to the southwest. Included in these were four Confederate soldiers. The Civil
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War ended on April 9, 1865, and the hospital closed the following July.
 
Erected 2003 by Galia County Historical & Genealogical Society, O.O. McIntire Park District and The Ohio Historical Society. (Marker Number 12-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Ohio Historical Society / The Ohio History Connection series list. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1862.
 
Location. 38° 49.272′ N, 82° 11.514′ W. Marker is in Gallipolis, Ohio, in Gallia County. Marker is on Ohio Avenue east of Bastiani Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Gallipolis OH 45631, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stone Water Towers (approx. ¼ mile away); Pine Street Colored Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Hon. Samuel Finley Vinton (approx. half a mile away); In Memoriam (approx. 0.6 miles away); African Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); Charles E. Holzer, Sr., M.D. (approx. one mile away); High Water Mark (approx. one mile away); The Dunmore War 1774 (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gallipolis.
 
U.S. Army General Hospital Marker, Side Two image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
2. U.S. Army General Hospital Marker, Side Two
U.S. Army General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, August 31, 2018
3. U.S. Army General Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 4, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 627 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 4, 2018, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.

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