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Historical Markers of Shelby County

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Gen. James M. Kennedy Hospital

A U.S. Army hospital on this site treated more than 44,000 combat veterans during World War II. Opened Jan. 23, 1943, it was named for the late Brig. Gen. James M. Kennedy, distinguished Army surgeon and veteran of both the Spanish-American War and World War I. The hospital was turned over to the Veterans Administration in 1946. The property became the South Campus of Memphis State University in 1967.