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

Richmond's Civil War Hospitals

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 13, 2014
1. Richmond's Civil War Hospitals Marker
Inscription.  During the Civil War, overwhelming numbers of sick and wounded soldiers came to Richmond seeking treatment at one of the city's dozens of Confederate medical facilities, the best known of which was Chimborazo Hospital, established on this site in 1861. Some of the hospitals were purpose-built, while others operated in converted churches, warehouses, and hotels. Families often took in soldiers to help ease overcrowding. Many hospitals had matrons: women who mixed administrative supervision with patient care. Juliet Hopkins, Phoebe Pember, and Sally Tompkins were among the most notable women who gained distinction through their hard work caring for soldiers.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number SA-89.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 31.591′ N, 77° 24.7′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is on North 33rd Streeet south of East Broad Street, on the right when traveling south. Located east
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By Bernard Fisher, April 13, 2014
2. Richmond's Civil War Hospitals Marker
of the NPS Chimborazo Medical Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3215 East Broad Street, 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. Confederate Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); Chimborazo Hospital (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Bloody Run (about 500 feet away); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (about 600 feet away); Powhatan Stone (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (about 700 feet away); Bloody Run (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. Civil War Richmond (Submitted on April 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Medical Museum. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Richmond National Battlefield Park Chimborazo Medical Museum.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 651 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 13, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.
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