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Camp Verde in Yavapai County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Surgeonís Quarters

 
 
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Inscription.  

Each permanent military command was required to have a physician. The Post Surgeon was allowed these rather spacious accommodations because patients were treated and surgery was performed here.

The Post Hospital was located at the northeast corner of the parade grounds and was operated by the hospital matron. It was used strictly for quarantine and convalescence.

Many of the physicians serving at Fort Verde achieved recognition as natural scientists. Doctors Mearns, Coues, and Palmer were but a few surgeons who made outstanding contributions to ornithology, botany, and archeology during the service.


 
Erected by National Park Service Fort Verde.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts or CastlesSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian.
 
Location. 34° 33.946′ N, 111° 51.148′ W. Marker is in Camp Verde, Arizona, in Yavapai County. Marker can be reached from E Hollamon Street when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at
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or near this postal address: 125 E Hollamon Street, Camp Verde AZ 86322, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Site of Married Officersí Quarters (a few steps from this marker); Flagpole & Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Site of Married Officers' Quarters (about 400 feet away); Officersí Row (about 500 feet away); Fort Verde State Historic Park (about 600 feet away); "0" Mile Post General Crook Trail (about 600 feet away); The Congressional Medal of Honor - Apache Campaign 1872 - 1873 (about 600 feet away); Wales Arnold (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camp Verde.
 
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Elizabeth Collison, Hospital Matron Circa. 1886
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Ella Mearns on horseback with daughter, Surgeons Quarters circa 1886
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Fort Hospital Circa. 1886
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Dr. Edgar Mearns on porch of Surgeonís Quarters Circa. 1886
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 1, 2020, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
 
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