Fowle (Powell) Hospital)
811 Prince Street
The Fowle Hospital (sometimes misspelled as Powell in contemporary documents) was located in a three-story masonry home at 811 Prince Street. The house was built in 1854, and purchased by a prominent Alexandria merchant, William J. Fowle in 1855. Fowle went with his family to Richmond as the conflict began, and his son, William H Fowle, III, enlisted in the Confederate army. He sued for the return of his home, but died before what was ultimately a successful court decision. This hospital was used by the Second Division, along with nearby Prince Street Hospital. These two hospitals were referred to in an article in the Alexandria Gazette:
These mansions are known as the Johnston and Powell Houses, Mr. Powell (Wm. J. Fowle) was formerly a merchant and like Mr. Johnston, went to Richmond.
“The U.S. Hospitals in Alexandria,” Alexandria Gazette, May 20, 1864, p. 2, reproduced in Alexandria Chronicle, Summer 1995, p. 24.
No historic image available.
No quartermaster map available.
Address: 811 Prince Street
Map: CWHospitalsMap.pdf with close-up box showing location of this hospital
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