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Charlottesville General Hospital

 
 
Charlottesville General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
1. Charlottesville General Hospital Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, the Rotunda at the University of Virginia, the Charlottesville town hall and the courthouse, as well as nearby homes and hotels were converted into a makeshift hospital complex called the Charlottesville General Hospital. It treated more than 22,000 wounded soldiers between 1861 and 1865. The first of the wounded arrived by train within hours of the First Battle of Manassas (Bull Run) in July 1861. One of the facilities, known as the Mudwall or Delevan Hospital, received wounded soldiers as they arrived at the adjacent railroad depot.
 
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-23.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is July 1861.
 
Location. 38° 1.992′ N, 78° 29.9′ W. Marker is in Charlottesville, Virginia. It is in Venable. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street (Business U.S. 250) and
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13th Street and near Jefferson Park Avenue, on the left when traveling east on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Charlottesville VA 22903, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Barry and Bill Battle (within shouting distance of this marker); Georgia O’Keeffe (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The University “Corner” (about 800 feet away); Claude Moore, M.D. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Roosevelt “Rosey” Brown, Jr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fernando Símon Bolívar (approx. ¼ mile away); Kappa Sigma Fraternity (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Holding Echols (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Charlottesville.
 
Regarding Charlottesville General Hospital. The CSX railroad line through Charlottesville runs just beyond the trees near this marker. This was the east-west line of the Virginia Central Railroad, which connected to the north-south Orange and Alexandria Railroad’s extension to Lynchburg a few blocks west. Today the hospitals of the University of Virginia are just across the tracks from this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Virginia's Confederate Hospitals. A listing of Confederate military hospitals operating in Virginia during the war. (Submitted on June 30, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Charlottesville General Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
2. Charlottesville General Hospital Marker
In the background is a monument to George Rogers Clark, “Conqueror of the Northwest.”
The Rotunda at the University of Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By J. J. Prats, June 15, 2008
3. The Rotunda at the University of Virginia
The Rotunda is just a few blocks away from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,281 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 29, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3. submitted on June 30, 2008, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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