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Memphis in Shelby County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Civil War Hospital

 
 
Civil War Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
1. Civil War Hospital Marker
Inscription. The Woolen Building was built with bricks made on-site in the 1840s. Federal troops later used its basement as a hospital during the Civil War. It is the oldest commercial building in Memphis.
 
Erected 2003 by Center City Commission. (Marker Number 2.)
 
Location. 35° 8.615′ N, 90° 3.318′ W. Marker is in Memphis, Tennessee, in Shelby County. Marker is on Union Avenue west of South Front Avenue. Touch for map. Located in front of the Memphis Convention & Visitors Bureau. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 Union Avenue, Memphis TN 38103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cotton Exchange Building (within shouting distance of this marker); John Grisham (within shouting distance of this marker); First "Talkies" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Memphis Queen II (about 500 feet away); WDIA (about 700 feet away); First Black Radio Station (about 700 feet away); Confederate History of Memphis (approx. 0.2 miles away); Capt. J. Harvey Mathes (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Memphis.
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Plaque can be seen in the sidewalk under the Visitors Bureau sign. image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, April 8, 2018
2. Plaque can be seen in the sidewalk under the Visitors Bureau sign.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 22, 2018, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.
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