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

Portsmouth Naval Hospital

“Naval Burial Ground 1838”

 

—Fort Nelson Park —

 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
1. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Inscription. There are 840 graves of seamen and soldiers in the naval cemetery on the hospital grounds. They include the remains of seamen from the U.S., Great Britain, France, Spain, Germany, Russia, Brazil, Denmark and Japan. The oldest known burial was a sailor who fell from the rigging of the USS CONSTITUTION (Old Ironsides). There are Union and Confederate graves, including those of soldiers, as well as victims of the 1855 Yellow Fever epidemic. The cemetery contains 113 graves marked unknown and three recipients of the Medal of Honor. Some headstones were erected by shipmates and include the names of famous ships.
 
Erected by Path of History, Portsmouth, Va.
 
Location. 36° 50.494′ N, 76° 18.295′ W. Marker is in Portsmouth, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Crawford Parkway and Effingham Street. 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. Cemeteries & Burial SitesScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
3. Portsmouth Naval Hospital Marker
Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 30, 2015
4. Memorial
In memory of the three hundred and thirty seven of the crew of the U.S.S. Cumberland and U.S.S. Congress sunk at Hampton Roads Saturday, March 8, 1862 by the Confederate Steamer Virginia (Merrimac)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 1, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 193 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 1, 2015, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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