Richmond, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Surgeon General S.P. Moore, C.S.A.
Directed by Dr. James B. McCaw.
At that time, it was the
largest military hospital in the world. It
consisted of 150 buildings and 100 tents
and cared for 76,000 patients with a
mortality of less than 10 per cent.
This tablet is placed by the
Confederate Memorial Literary Society
Erected 1934 by Confederate Memorial Literary Society.
Location. 37° 31.498′ N, 77° 24.789′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker can be reached from East Grace Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in Chimborazo Park between N 33rd St and N 34 St, 150 yards south of the NPS Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23223, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Powhatan Stone (within shouting distance of this marker); Strengthen the Arm of Liberty (within shouting distance of this marker); Richmond's Civil War Hospitals (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also Chimborazo Hospital (about 800 feet away); Battle of Bloody Run (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Chimborazo Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); "Richmond" (approx. ¼ mile away); The View That Named The City (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
Regarding Chimborazo Hospital. The Richmond National Battlefield Park operates the Chimborazo visitor center and medical museum within the park.
Also see . . .
1. Chimborazo Hospital. Richmond National Battlefield Park (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Civil War Richmond. Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War. (Submitted on February 10, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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