Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital

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Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital
Mound City grain elevator and rail yard.jpg
Site of the hospital, now destroyed
Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital is located in Illinois
Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital
Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital is located in the US
Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital
Location Commercial Ave. and Central St., Mound City, Illinois
Coordinates 37°5′8″N 89°9′47″W / 37.08556°N 89.16306°W / 37.08556; -89.16306Coordinates: 37°5′8″N 89°9′47″W / 37.08556°N 89.16306°W / 37.08556; -89.16306
Area 0.7 acres (0.28 ha)
Built 1858
NRHP Reference # 74002285[1]
Added to NRHP October 9, 1974

The Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital was a naval hospital in Mound City, Illinois, used by the United States Navy during the Civil War. The hospital was established in 1861 in an existing brick building claimed by the U.S. government. It became one of the largest Union hospitals in the western states during the war.[2]

Treatment at the hospital was led by Catholic nurses from Indiana. In addition to Union soldiers, the hospital also treated Confederate soldiers and freed slaves.[3]

The hospital was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 9, 1974.[1] It has since been demolished.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Sammartino, Therese T. (July 23, 1997). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Mound City National Cemetery" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Russell, Herbert K. (2012). The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History. SIU Press. p. 92. ISBN 9780809390724. 
  4. ^ "Property Information Report: Mound City Civil War Naval Hospital (demolished)". Illinois Historic Preservation Agency. Retrieved December 23, 2013.