Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
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
Erected 1934 by Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1934.
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. This marker is located in Chimborazo Park between N 33rd St and N 34 St, 150 yards south of the NPS Visitor Center. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 LibertyRichmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Hospital (about 700 feet away); a different marker also 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); Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 Richmond, 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 Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,141 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 21, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.