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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Spanish-American War 1898”

 

— Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription.  After the Spanish defeat at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, in July 1898, the sick and injured needed treatment. The newly converted hospital ship USS Solace transported 55 sick U.S. Navy and 48 wounded Spanish sailors to the hospital. The Spanish prisoners suffered mostly from burns and were placed in the North Wing. The hospital staff treated these patients, not as enemies, but as fellow seamen in distress. After the war, Admiral Pascual Cevera and Captain Victor M. Concas of the Spanish Navy praised the compassion and humanitarian acts of kindness extended to them and their countrymen by Portsmouth Naval Hospital.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, Spanish-AmericanWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1898.
 
Location. 36° 50.478′ N, 76° 18.332′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
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. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Fort Nelson Park image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Fort Nelson Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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