Mount Jackson in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSA
Shenandoah at War
—Valley Campaigns —
The hospital consisted of three two-story buildings, each “a hundred and fifty feet in length, perfectly ventilated, and yet warm,” and several small support structures. Accommodating 500 sick and wounded Confederates at a time, it remained in continuous service until the end of hostilities, except for six months in 1862. Meem, two assistant surgeons (contract physicians), five stewards, ten nurses, eight cooks, and five laundresses comprised the staff. The buildings were dismantled after the war for the use of U.S. Army forces stationed at Rude’s Hill during Reconstruction.
In February 1865, after falling ill, Meem was admitted to Harrisonburg General Hospital where he died at age 41. His wife, Ann Jordan
Erected by Virginia Civl War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 38° 45.294′ N, 78° 38.028′ W. Marker is in Mount Jackson, Virginia, in Shenandoah County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 11) and Nelson Street on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Jackson VA 22842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Confederate Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Our Soldiers’ Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); To All Confederates (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Church - Circa 1825 (approx. 0.8 miles away); McNeill’s Last Charge (approx. 1.9 miles away); Meem's Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 2.6 miles away); a different marker also named Meem’s Bottom Covered Bridge (approx. 2.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Mount Jackson.
Also see . . . Old Marker at this Location. This marker replaced an older one at this location also titled “Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSA” (Submitted on May 22, 2014.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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