Huguenot Springs

Huguenot Springs (HMC0V)

Location: Midlothian, VA 23113 Powhatan County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 33.563', W 77° 42.241'

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Confederate Hospital & Cemetery

In 1862, the spa at Huguenot Springs Hotel became a convalescent hospital for Confederate soldiers. Trains brought patients from Richmond hospitals to Robious Station on the Richmond and Danville Railroad, where they were transferred to wagons for transportation here. Local women served as nurses and treated the men to roast chicken and homemade jellies. Ministers tended to the men's spiritual needs. After the war, Harvey Hatcher, a Baptist army evangelist, wrote that, "In May, 1863, 1 went to the Huguenot Springs (convalescent) Hospital ? and aided the chaplain, Geo. W Hyde, for three weeks in a series of meetings. About thirty men professed faith in Christ. I baptized some seven or eight. Rev. D.B. Winfree of Chesterfield preached five times in the meeting. In June 1864, by the request of brother Hyde, I aided him again at the same place for two weeks. Our meeting was suddenly closed by a large number of men coming to the hospital and occupying the chapel. About twenty professed to have a hope in the Gospel. Hyde baptized six or eight while I was there and some after I left."

Buried in this mass-grave cemetery are the remains of more than 250 soldiers, most of whom died of disease rather than battle wounds. About 92 have been identified as being from the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. The hotel burned in 1890, and the surviving cottages were made into private homes. In 1915, the Powhatan United Daughters of the Confederacy erected the monument you see over the cemetery.
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HM NumberHMC0V
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series, and the Virginia Civil War Trails series.
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Sunday, September 21st, 2014 at 9:27pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261158 N 4160366
Decimal Degrees37.55938333, -77.70401667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 33.563', W 77° 42.241'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 33' 33.78" N, 77° 42' 14.46" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 919-987 State Rte 640, Midlothian VA 23113, US
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