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Confederate Hospital

Chimborazo 1861-1865

 
 
Confederate Hospital Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
1. Confederate Hospital Marker
Inscription. Here on this 40-acre plateau the Confederates built Chimborazo Hospital, one of the largest and best known Civil War military hospitals. Its neat rows of pavilion buildings enhanced ventilation and served as a model for many postwar hospitals. None of Chimborazoís 150 wooden structures exist today.

The large building before you was constructed in 1909 as a federal weather station. It houses the Chimborazo Medical Museum, which tells of the 78,000 sick and wounded Confederate soldiers who passed through the hospital from 1861-1865 – and of Richmondís many other wartime hospitals.
 
Erected by Richmond National Battlefield Park – National Park Service.
 
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 31.602′ N, 77° 24.72′ W. Marker was in Richmond, Virginia. Marker could be reached from the intersection of North 33rd Street and North 34th Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in front of the Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center in Chimborazo Park. Marker was 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 location. Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center.
(a few steps from this marker); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Bloody Run (about 400 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 700 feet away); Powhatan Stone (about 700 feet away); "Richmond" (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
More about this marker. On the right is a period photo of Chimborazo Hospital. The photo carries the caption "This 1865 image is one of only two known photographs of Chimborazo Hospital. The site was named for Ecuadorís dormant volcano."
 
Regarding Confederate Hospital. This marker was replaced by a new one named Chimborazo Hospital (see nearby markers).
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Confederate Hospital Site Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
3. Confederate Hospital Site
 

2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,400 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 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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