Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D.
Hunter Holmes McGuire, M.D., LL.D.,
President of the American Medical
and of the
American Surgical Associations;
Founder of the University College of Medicine;
Medical Director, Jackson's Corps,
Army of Northern Virginia;
an eminent civil and military surgeon,
and beloved physician;
an able teacher and vigourous writer,
a useful citizen and broad humanitarian,
gifted in minde and generouse in heart,
this monument is erected by his friends.
Born Oct 11, 1835
Died Sept 19, 1900
Erected 1904 by Hunter McGuire Memorial Association.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & Medicine • War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1875.
Location. 37° 32.353′ N, 77° 25.981′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is located in Capitol Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23219, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas J. Jackson, General CSA (a few steps from this Richmond, Virginia Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia Civil Rights Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Tyler (within shouting distance of this marker); William Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Edmund Randolph (within shouting distance of this marker); Virginia’s Executive Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Executive Mansion of Virginia (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
More about this marker. Dr. Hunter McGuire came to Richmond following his military service during the Civil War where he was medical director for Stonewall Jackson's Virginia Corps. He went on to distinguish himself in Virginia by establishing a hospital, advocating a new medical college, and later by becoming president of the state Medical and Surgical Association. The Hunter McGuire Memorial Association was formed in November 1900 to erect a memorial to the distinguished doctor on Capitol Square near the monument to his old friend and commander, Stonewall Jackson.
Also see . . . Biography of Hunter McGuire. Hunter McGuire's biographical sketch from the Southern Historical Society Papers. (Submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,111 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.