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Newton in Newton County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Confederate Hospital

 
 
Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jeff Lovorn, December 1, 2011
1. Confederate Hospital Marker
Inscription. In 1863, Willis R. Norman received a Confederate Government contract to construct a hospital in Newton. The hospital complex, which is said to have consisted of 7 hospital and commissary buildings, was built on this site. Approximately 1,000 Confederate Soldiers were treated here; of this number about 100 died.
 
Erected 1966 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Mississippi State Historical Marker Program marker series.
 
Location. 32° 19.178′ N, 89° 9.797′ W. Marker is in Newton, Mississippi, in Newton County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and East First Street, on the right when traveling north on South Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 102 East First Street, Newton MS 39345, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grierson's Raid (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doolittle C.S.A. Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Sherman at Decatur (approx. 8.8 miles away); Medgar Evers (approx. 8.8 miles away).
 
Categories. Science & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Wide shot of Confederate Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, September 14, 2014
2. Wide shot of Confederate Hospital Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi. This page has been viewed 489 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. Photos:   1. submitted on December 31, 2011, by Jeff Lovorn of Florence, Mississippi.   2. submitted on September 18, 2014, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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