"Spanish-American War 1898"
— Fort Nelson Park —After the Spanish defeat at the battle of Santiago, Cuba, in July 1898, the sick and injured needed treatment. The newly converted hospital ship USS Solace transported 55 sick U.S. Navy and 48 wounded Spanish sailors to the hospital. The Spanish prisoners suffered mostly from burns and were placed in the North Wing. The hospital staff treated these patients, not as enemies, but as fellow seamen in distress. After the war, Admiral Pascual Cevera and Captain Victor M. Concas of the Spanish Navy praised the compassion and humanitarian acts of kindness extended to them and their countrymen by Portsmouth Naval Hospital.
|Placed By||Path of History, Portsmouth, Va|
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|Date Added||Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 383594 N 4078062|
|Decimal Degrees||36.84130000, -76.30553333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 50.478', W 76° 18.332'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 50' 28.68" N, 76° 18' 19.92" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US|
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