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Near Manassas in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Field Hospital

 
 
Field Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
1. Field Hospital Marker
Inscription.  After both battles U.S. Army surgeons used the small frame house and outbuildings that stood on this property:

"In about two hours, Sudley Church was completely filled and I was obliged to take possession of three other unoccupied buildings. As soon as I could get them cleaned out, wounded men were carried into them until they were also filled."
-Surgeon D.L. Magruder

The lean-to addition was built after 1871 and housed a post office and country store. Further additions resulted in the building's present appearance.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1871.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 50.511′ N, 77° 32.236′ W. Marker is near Manassas, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker can be reached from Sudley Road (Virginia Route 234), on the right when traveling north. Located in the Manassas National Battlefield Park, along the Sudley Loop trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Manassas VA 20109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this location. Thornberry House (here, next to this marker); Sudley Springs
Field Hospital Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
2. Field Hospital Building
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Sudley Springs Ford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Sudley Springs Ford (about 300 feet away); A Debt Repaid (about 700 feet away); Sudley Methodist Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sudley Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battling for the Rocky Knoll (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Manassas.
 
More about this marker. This marker was replaced by a new one named Thornberry House (see nearby markers).
 
Field Hospital Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
3. Field Hospital Building
South end of the building, showing the lean-to addition.
Field Hospital Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, July 12, 2008
4. Field Hospital Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2017. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,189 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.

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