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Chimborazo Hospital

 
 
Chimborazo Hospital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
1. Chimborazo Hospital Marker
Inscription.
On this hill stood
Chimborazo Hospital
1862-1865
Established by
Surgeon General S.P. Moore, C.S.A.
Directed by Dr. James B. McCaw.

At that time, it was the
largest military hospital in the world. It
consisted of 150 buildings and 100 tents
and cared for 76,000 patients with a
mortality of less than 10 per cent.

This tablet is placed by the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society
1934

 
Erected 1934 by Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
 
Location. 37° 31.498′ N, 77° 24.789′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Grace Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in Chimborazo Park between N 33rd St and N 34 St, 150 yards south of the NPS Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powhatan Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also
Chimborazo Park facing north. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
2. Chimborazo Park facing north.
named Chimborazo Hospital (about 800 feet away); Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Richmond" (approx. mile away); The View That Named The City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding Chimborazo Hospital. The Richmond National Battlefield Park operates the Chimborazo visitor center and medical museum within the park.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
View downriver from the Chimborazo Hospital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. View downriver from the Chimborazo Hospital Marker
The area below is the site of the Confederate Navy Yard and Rockett's Landing.
View upriver from the Chimborazo Hospital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
4. View upriver from the Chimborazo Hospital Marker
The 100-foot Confederate Soldier & Sailors Monument is visible on adjacent Libby Hill.
Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center and Medical Museum. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
5. Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center and Medical Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,909 times since then and 77 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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