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Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chimborazo Hospital

1861-1865

 
 
Chimborazo Hospital UDC Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Chimborazo Hospital UDC Marker
Inscription. In this park Dr. James B. McCaw developed for the Confederate States of America a military hospital which was then the largest in human history. It received 17,000 wounded, served more than 76,000 patients, and had a mortality of less than 10%. Dr. McCaw was its commandant and medical director, Mrs. John Minge its chief matron.

Erected by Lee Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy. Richmond, Virginia, June 3, 1953
 
Erected 1953 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 31.662′ N, 77° 24.744′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of North 32nd Street and East Broad Street, on the right when traveling north on North 32nd Street. Click for map. This marker is located in the northwest corner of Chimborazo Park. 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. Battle of Bloody Run (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals
N 32nd St & E Broad St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. N 32nd St & E Broad St
(about 500 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powhatan Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Richmond" (approx. 0.3 miles away); The View That Named The City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Richmond National Battlefield Park. Chimborazo Hospital (Submitted on February 11, 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 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center
The NPS Chimborazo Medical Museum is located 250 feet southeast of the UDC marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. 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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