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Portsmouth, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Civil War 1861-1865”

 

—Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. Virginia seceded from the Union on April 17, 1861. On April 2, the Governor ordered the 3rd Virginia Regiment to occupy and fortify the Navy Hospital grounds. A battery of earthen works was hastily erected on the point and renamed Fort Nelson, after the revolutionary fort of 1776 to 1824. During the Confederate occupation, the hospital served as a medical facility and a fort. The Union retook the area on May 10, 1862, and until the end of the war, the hospital cared for Union soldiers and sailors. In 1865, the hospital treated nearly 1,300 patients.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Location. 36° 50.473′ N, 76° 18.337′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Effingham Street and Crawford Parkway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Portsmouth VA 23704, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
2. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Portsmouth Naval Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portsmouth.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Fort Nelson Park southwest entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Fort Nelson Park southwest entrance
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 158 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 31, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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