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Civil War Sesquicentennial
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Kalorama Hospital 

Kalorama Hospital, historic map 
Image 1: Detail from Map of the U.S. Military Railroad Station at Alexandria, Va. Drawn at Office of Chief Engineer and Gen'l. Sup't., U.S. Military Railroads of Va., September 1865. From Actual Survey by Wm. M. Merrick. (NARA, National Archives and Records Administration). 

Kalorama Hospital, Bird's Eye View

Image 2:
 Kalorama Hospital, located on a section of Birdseye View of Alexandria, Va. (Library of Congress.) 
Civil War Hospitals Map (large)

Kalorama Hospital is marked near the lower left of the map, below the square marked Soldier's Rest.  (Click here for a larger image.) 

1400 Block of Wilkes Street, north side (Alexandria National Cemetery)

 

History

A building footprint was recorded September 1865 by William Merrick on his map of the U.S. Military Railroad Station was, and described as a small hospital south of Hooff’s Run. This was possibly a wooden building to quarantine sick employees of the Quartermaster or Railroad.

The hospital was among a cluster of military buildings, and is located on the north side of the 1400 block of Wilkes Street, just west of the stockade. This location, across Wilkes Street from the current Hamilton Street, is now a part of the Douglas Cemetery. Another hospital also known as Kalorama Hospital operated in Washington,D.C., at 23rd and S Streets, NW.

 

Historic Images

Image 1:  

  • TitleMap of the U.S. Military Railroad Station at Alexandria, Va.   
  • Creator: Wm. M. Merrick
  • Image Source:  National Archives and Records Administration
  • Image Date: 1865
  • Medium: Colored Lithograph
  • RIghts Advisory: No known restrictions on publication
     

Image 2:  

 

Quartermaster Map

No Quartermaster Map available.

 

Location and the Site Today

The hospital was located on the 1400 Block of Wilkes Street, north side. A section of the Douglas Cemetery now occupies this site, in the Wilkes Street Cemetery complex.

  • See the location today on Google Maps.
  • Click here to see the location of this hospital in relation to others, on a map prepared by Alexandria Archaeology.

Office of Historic Alexandria 

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