Civil War Field Hospital

Civil War Field Hospital (HML14)

Location: Richmond, KY 40475 Madison County
Country: United States of America
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N 37° 40.422', W 84° 15.223'

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Built in 1852, this building was adjacent to location of the Battle of Richmond, Aug. 29-30, 1862, and became field hospital for Gen. Wm. Nelson's 1st and 2nd brigades, USA. Mortality was high, and about forty Union soldiers were buried in mass grave near church. Reinterred in Camp Nelson National Cem., 1868. After war, building again served as Mt. Zion Christian Church. Over.

On Aug. 30, 1862, this building was struck by fire from Captain John T. Humphrey's Arkansas Artillery Battery, with Churchill's (3rd) Division of E. Kirby Smith's Provisional Army of Ky., CSA. Scar is still visible on south wall. Battle of Richmond brought a Confederate victory. After Battle of Perryville in October, Confederates retired from state.
HM NumberHML14
Series This marker is part of the Kentucky: Kentucky Historical Society series
Marker Number1825
Year Placed1988
Placed ByKentucky Historical Society / Kentucky Department of Highways
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 6:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 742204 N 4173161
Decimal Degrees37.67370000, -84.25371667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 40.422', W 84° 15.223'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 40' 25.32" N, 84° 15' 13.38" W
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Area Code(s)859
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 4050-4072 Battlefield Memorial Hwy, Richmond KY 40475, US
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