Naval Hospital (Marine Hospital)

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The Naval and Marine hospital operated under the control of the Department of the Navy. The first Marine hospital opened in D.C. in 1802. The hospital moved several times in the ensuing decades, and the exact location in April 1861 is unclear. Sick and wounded Navy men were treated at a location in Navy Yard and/or the Marine Barracks, nevertheless, and some care likely continued there throughout the Civil War. In 1863, the Navy leased several wards from the Army's St. Elizabeth General Hospital, located at the site of D.C.'s St. Elizabeth Hospital for the Insane.


  • "Washington and Georgetown, D.C.," Indexes to Field Records of Hospitals, 1821-1912, Manuscript Record Group 94, National Archives. View source information 
  • A. Farwholt, "Historical Notes and Roster of Senior and Commanding Medical Officers, Naval Hospital, Washington, D.C." on Friends of the Old Naval Hospital, at View source information