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Notasulga in Macon County, Alabama — The American South (East South Central)
 

Camp Watts

Named for Thomas H. Watts

 

—CSA Attorney General (1862-63) and Alabama Governor (1863-65) —

 
Camp Watts Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
1. Camp Watts Marker
Inscription. The camp on this site served as a military hospital, a camp of conscription and instruction, a supply depot, and a cemetery during the War Between the States. At one time, there were hundreds of headstones and rocks marking the final resting place of soldiers who were buried here. The Camp Watts conscription camp was ordered closed after the fall of Vicksburg on July 4, 1863. The hospital remained open, staffed by volunteers under the guidance of Juliet Opie Hopkins who relied on charitable donations from Ladies Aid Societies throughout Alabama. She also used her personal funds to keep the hospital operating.
 
Erected 2007 by the Admiral Semmes Chapter, UDC & the Alabama Historical Association.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 32° 32.04′ N, 85° 40.828′ W. Marker is in Notasulga, Alabama, in Macon County. Marker is on Union Camp Road 0.2 miles north of Cooper Lane, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Union Camp Road, Notasulga AL 36866, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church "The Tree" (approx.
Thomas H. Watts during Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain, 1860s
2. Thomas H. Watts during Civil War
0.4 miles away); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Baptismal (approx. half a mile away); Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church - Church Privies (approx. half a mile away); Shiloh-Rosenwald School / Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away); Birthplace of Zora Neale Hurston (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bethlehem (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Control Tower (approx. 5.3 miles away); Anticipation (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Notasulga.
 
Regarding Camp Watts. Camp Watts is currently private property and is used for cattle.
 
Also see . . .  Camp Watts: A Legendary Camp of Southern Independence. (Submitted on May 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Camp Watts Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2013
3. Camp Watts Marker Area
Camp Watts Marker Area image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 8, 2014
4. Camp Watts Marker Area
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 648 times since then and 101 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 8, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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