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Bristol in Sullivan County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Hospital

 
 
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By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
1. Confederate Hospital Marker
Inscription.  On this site was formerly located the Bristol general Confederate Hospital. It was housed in the former Exchange Hotel erected in 1858 (later known as the Nickels House). The building was demolished in about 1898. Sick and wounded soldiers were brought here by train for medical and surgical treatment. Bristol was approximately halfway between the battlefields of Virginia and the south. Over 100 men who died in this hospital are buried in East Hill Cemetery six blocks east.
 
Erected by James Keeling Camp 52, Sons of Confederate Veterans.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Sons of Confederate Veterans/United Confederate Veterans series list.
 
Location. 36° 35.689′ N, 82° 10.814′ W. Marker is in Bristol, Tennessee, in Sullivan County. Marker is on State Street east of Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol TN 37620, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance
Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane and Tracy Marsteller, October 10, 2020
2. Confederate Hospital Marker
of this marker. Historic Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Bristol Union Railway Station (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Vance Klondike Derby (within shouting distance of this marker in Virginia); Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); Birthplace of Bristol (within shouting distance of this marker); First Country and Western Recording (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mississippi Country: The Bristol Sessions (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bristol.
 
Also see . . .  Nickels House Hotel had a long, interesting history. From the Bristol Herald Courier. Originally published Oct. 17, 2010. (Submitted on October 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Duane Marsteller of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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