Mount Jackson in Shenandoah County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Mount 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 aft the war for the use of U.S. Army forces stationed at Rude's
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 the Mt. Jackson hospital and in October 1861 organized the Ladies' Soldiers and Aid Organization 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 2010 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. 38° 45.291′ N, 78° 38.025′ W. Marker is in Mount Jackson, Virginia, in Shenandoah County.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 the right when traveling north on Main Street. In front of Holtzman Oil Corporation next to a state historical marker called The Confederate Hospital. 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 location, measured as the crow flies. Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSA (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Hospital (a few steps from this marker); Our Soldiers’ Cemetery (within shouting distance To All Confederates (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 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.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of a Confederate surgeon's kit used in the Shenandoah Valley. On the upper right is an illustration of Mt. Jackson General Hospital, Oct. 7, 1864, by James E. Taylor, artist for Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper. Further to the right is a facsimile of an Order appointing Dr. Andrew H. Meem Surgeon-in-Charge, Mt. Jackson General Hospital.
This marker was replaced by a new one also named Mt. Jackson General Hospital, CSA (see nearby markers).
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
1. Photo on lower left of marker shows a surgeon's kit.
— Submitted July 3, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,360 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on May 17, 2014, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.