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Church Hill in 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.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 37° 31.662′ N, 77° 24.744′ W. Marker is in Church Hill 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. This marker is located in the northwest corner of Chimborazo Park. 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
N 32nd St & E Broad St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. N 32nd St & E Broad St
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); Confederate Hospital (about 400 feet away); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (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); The Lewis Doughty House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Powhatan Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Church Hill.
 
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.) 
 
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 was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,282 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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