This was begun in 1827 and opened in 1830. The hospital was taxed to its capacity in the Great Yellow Fever Epidemic in 1855 which decimated Portsmouth and Norfolk. This hospital has cared for the sick and wounded of the Navy in all wars of the United States since its establishment. It is the oldest hospital of the Navy.
Geographic Location: Portsmouth
Physical Description of Location: Marker is located in Hospital Point Park, adjacent to Rixey Place, on the grounds of the Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Portsmouth, VA 23704.
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