Thomasville in Davidson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Thomasville City Cemetery
Union of Combatants
Erected by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the North Carolina Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1865.
Location. 35° 53.221′ N, 80° 4.838′ W. Marker is in Thomasville, North Carolina, in Davidson County. Marker can be reached from Memorial Park Drive, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Thomasville City Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomasville NC 27360, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomasville (approx. ¼ mile away); John W. Thomas (approx. 0.3 miles Thomasville (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named John W. Thomas (approx. 3.1 miles away); John H. Mills (approx. 3½ miles away); a different marker also named John H. Mills (approx. 3½ miles away); North Carolina Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.2 miles away); Trinity College (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thomasville.
More about this marker. Three photos, Courtesy Library of Congress, appear at the lower part of the marker. The first is of a battlefield scene and has a caption of “Wounded soldiers often received their initial treatment on the battlefield. Union Surgeon Anson Hurd, 14th Indiana Volunteers, tends wounded Confederates in a field hospital after the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 1862.” The next one depicts “Wounded Union soldiers at the U.S. Sanitary Commission depot, Fredericksburg, Va., May 20, 1864.” The last photo is of the interior of a hospital and has the caption “Temporary hospitals were established in dwellings, churches, barns, warehouses and schools. This is a ward in a permanent facility, Harewood General Hospital, Washington, D.C., photographed during the war, showing mosquito netting for the patients’ beds.”
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,086 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 9, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.