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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Contraband Hospital

Site of Contraband Hospital

 

— Fort Monroe —

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
1. Contraband Hospital Marker
Inscription.  The "Contraband" Hospital at Fort Monroe was constructed in 1863 on Ingalls Road to treat the wounded and sick former enslaved men, women and children. Harriet Tubman would serve here as a nurse and cook for several months.
 
Erected by Fort Monroe Authority; National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansForts and CastlesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Harriet Tubman series list.
 
Location. 37° 0.508′ N, 76° 18.8′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Ingalls Road 0.1 miles north of Reeder Circle, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Frank Ln, Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Contraband Quarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Monroe Arsenal (approx. 0.2 miles away); Rodman Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fort Monroe (approx. 0.3
Contraband Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 6, 2021
2. Contraband Hospital Marker
miles away); a different marker also named Rodman Gun (approx. 0.3 miles away); Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge (approx. 0.3 miles away); Freedom’s Fortress (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Zero Mile Post (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 9, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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