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

Chimborazo Hospital

1861-1865

 
 
Chimborazo Hospital UDC Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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. A significant historical date for this entry is June 3, 1656.
 
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. 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 this marker. Battle of Bloody Run (here, next to this marker); 3107 E. Broad Street
N 32nd St & E Broad St image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, February 9, 2009
2. N 32nd St & E Broad St
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 300 feet away); 3101 E. Broad St. (about 300 feet away); Confederate Hospital (about 400 feet away); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 500 feet away); 3009 E. Broad Street (about 600 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 11, 2009.) 

2. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. Civil War Richmond (Submitted on February 11, 2009.) 
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Visitor Center image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 November 11, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,378 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 11, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022