Mount Pleasant in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Casualties Arriving at Mount Pleasant General Hospital, May 1864
In May 1864, a year before the Civil War ended, Union and Rebel troops clashed in a series of bloody battles in Virginia. Steamships loaded with the wounded traveled up the Potomac River to Washington where stretchers piled ashore for days and nights on end. By May 21, 18,000 had arrived, thousands more followed in the weeks ahead. Local volunteers greeted the wounded at the docks before ambulance wagons brought them to the 50 wartime hospitals scattered across the city.
The Mount Pleasant General Hospital received more than 5,000 of these patients in May and June 1864. The hospital opened in March 1862 near the intersection of what is now Park Road and 14th Street. Before it closed in August 1865, the hospital had treated nearly 18,400 soldiers. Over 800 died.
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Location. 38° 55.956′ N, 77° 2.321′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is at the intersection of Park Road NW and 17th Street NW, on the right when traveling west on Park Road NW. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1673 Park Road NW, Washington DC 20010, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War and Peace (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Main Street (about 300 feet away); Streetcar Suburb (about 500 feet away); Avenue of Churches (was about 600 feet away but has been reported missing. ); Changing Fashions (about 700 feet away); Sacred Heart Academy (about 700 feet away); Village Life (about 700 feet away); At Home and Abroad (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Categories. • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 94 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 25, 2017, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.