Near Powhatan in Powhatan County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Confederate Hospital & Cemetery
Buried in this mass-grave cemetery are the
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1863.
Location. 37° 33.563′ N, 77° 42.241′ W. Marker is near Powhatan, Virginia, in Powhatan County. Marker is on Old Confederate Cemetery Road, 0.1 miles west of Huguenot Springs Road (Virginia Route 607), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Midlothian VA 23113, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Huguenot Springs Confederate Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Terre Haute Farm African American Cemetery (approx. half a mile away); Huguenot Settlement (approx. half a mile The Huguenot Monument (approx. half a mile away); Mowhemcho-Manakin Town (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Huguenot Settlement (approx. 2.9 miles away); First Baptist Church (approx. 2.9 miles away); William Webber (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Powhatan.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a sketch of Gen. Lee at a prayer service. It carries the caption, "Gen. Robert E. Lee joined soldiers holding a prayer service, Nov 1863. Religious revivals swept the Confederate army in 1863-64, and prayer meetings and baptisms occurred in camps and hospitals such as Huguenot Springs."
On the upper right is a sketch of "Huguenot Springs Hotel"
On the lower right is a plan of the hotel grounds with the caption, "Huguenot Springs stood 500 yards to your left. Popular for years with Richmonders, the resort was incorporated in 1846 and new buildings were constructed. The spa included a grand hotel, a spring house, bathing facilities, and cottages. Huguenot Springs accommodated about 150 guests at a time during its antebellum heyday."
Also see . . . The Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin In the Colony of Virginia. (Submitted on April 28, 2009.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,840 times since then and 134 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 27, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.