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
In February 1865, after falling ill, Meem was admitted to Harrisonburg General Hospital where he died at age 41. His wife, Ann Jordan Meem, had assisted him at the Mt. Jackson hospital and in October 1861 organized the Ladies’ Soldiers Relief and Aid Association to provide clothing, food, and supplies. The Association held one of the earliest Confederate Memorial Day services at “Our Soldiers’ Cemetery” on May 15, 1866.
Erected by Virginia Civl War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Jackson VA 22842, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mount Jackson General Hospital, CSA (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Our Soldiers’ Cemetery (within shouting distance of this marker); To All Confederates (within shouting distance The Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Jackson (approx. 0.6 miles away); Union Church (approx. 0.8 miles away); McNeill’s Last Charge (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 501 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 13, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.