Portsmouth Naval Hospital

Portsmouth Naval Hospital (HM1KU8)

Location: Portsmouth, VA 23704
Country: United States of America
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N 36° 50.478', W 76° 18.332'

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"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.
HM NumberHM1KU8
Placed ByPath of History, Portsmouth, Va
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Date Added Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 10:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 383594 N 4078062
Decimal Degrees36.84130000, -76.30553333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 50.478', W 76° 18.332'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 50' 28.68" N, 76° 18' 19.92" W
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Area Code(s)757
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 201 Effingham St, Portsmouth VA 23704, US
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