Fort Benning in Chattahoochee County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum
Fort Benning - Station Hospital
In 1923 the U.S. Congress appropriated funds for the erection of a hospital at Fort Benning. The hospital complex, consisting of ten buildings, was opened in 1925. During World War Two as many as 36, 000 wounded per year received care at this facility. In 1951, during the Korean War, 25, 000 casualties were treated. Following the 1958 opening of a new hospital this complex served as an out-patient clinic until 1975 when the main building was designated the permanent home of the National Infantry Museum.
National Infantry Museum
The National Infantry Museum was established here at the U.S. Army’s Infantry Center in October, 1959. The purpose of the Museum is to honor the infantryman and his more that two centuries of proud service to the nation. The Museum also reflects the history of Fort Benning which was established in October 1918. The collection is comprised of weapons, uniforms and accouterments used by the U.S. infantrymen in each of our military engagements. Foreign artifacts as well as military related objects of art are also on display.
This Museum is dedicated to his honor.
Erected 1980 by Historic Chattahoochee Commission.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Military. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1959.
Location. 32° 21.943′ N, 84° 56.998′ W. Marker is in Fort Benning, Georgia, in Chattahoochee County. Marker is on Baltzell Avenue 0 miles east of Stonewall Road, on the left when traveling east. The marker stands in front of the former Infantry Museum at Fort Benning. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Benning GA 31905, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "The Buffaloes" (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Benning / Fort Benning Military Reservation (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lafayette Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Dwight David Eisenhower (approx. half a mile away); China Gate (approx. half a mile away); "Riverside" (approx. half a mile away); General George C. Marshall House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Post Headquarters -- JAG (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Benning.
Regarding Fort Benning - Station Hospital / National Infantry Museum. A new, purpose-built National Infantry Museum was opened in 2009, located near the Fort Benning Road entrance to Fort Benning. The former Station
The National Infantry Museum's web site is here:
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