Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU2)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.494', W 76° 18.295'

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"Naval Burial Ground 1838"

— Fort Nelson Park —

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.
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HM NumberHM1KU2
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Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383650 N 4078091
Decimal Degrees36.84156667, -76.30491667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.494', W 76° 18.295'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 29.64" N, 76° 18' 17.7" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700 Crawford Pkwy, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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