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Historical Marker:

United States Military Hospital


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Location:
The marker is located in Mound City, on the north side of IL Route 37 (Main Street) near Central Streets.
Latitude:
37.0851
Longitude:
-89.163
Dedication Date:
04/21/1961
Dedication By:
The Illinois State Historical Society

Marker Description:
The southern portion of the brick building at the Ohio levee, 150 yards east of here, was part of a large warehouse which was converted into a Military Hospital in 1861 and staffed during the Civil War by the Sisters of the Holy Cross. Following the Battle of Shiloh 2200 Union and Confederate wounded were patients here.
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