L'Ouverture Hospital

L'Ouverture Hospital (HM21KX)

Location: Alexandria, VA 22314
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 48.284', W 77° 3.245'

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Named for Toussaint L'Ouverture, the Haitian
revolutionary. L'Ouverture Hospttal opened early
in 1864 near the Freedmen's barracks in Alexandria
to serve sick and injured United States Colored
Troops (USCT). Designed by the U.S. Army, the
hospital complex could accommodate about 700
patients and occupied the city block just south
of here. The hospital also served African
American civilians, many of whom had escaped
from slavery and sought refuge in Alexandria.
In Dec. 1864, more than 400 patients led a
successful protest demanding that USCTs be
buried in Alexandria National Cemetery, with
full honors, rather than at the Contrabands and
Freedmen Cemetery.
HM NumberHM21KX
Year Placed2012
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 10th, 2017 at 4:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 321637 N 4297112
Decimal Degrees38.80473333, -77.05408333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 48.284', W 77° 3.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 48' 17.04" N, 77° 3' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)202, 703, 571
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1302 Prince St, Alexandria VA 22314, US
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