Chimborazo Park

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Chimborazo Park
Lady Liberty of Chimborazo.jpg
Type Public Park
Location 3200 E. Broad Street
Richmond
Virginia
United States
Coordinates 37°25′45″N 77°22′25″W / 37.429167°N 77.373611°W / 37.429167; -77.373611
Created 1874 (1874)

Chimborazo Park is a park and historic land site in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Created in 1874, the park was the site of Chimborazo Hospital, one of the world's largest military hospitals.[1]

Chimborazo Hospital[edit]

Chimborazo Hospital was an American Civil War-era facility built in Richmond, Virginia, to service the needs of the Confederate Army. It functioned between 1862 and 1865, treating over 76,000 injured Confederate soldiers. It achieved a 9 percent mortality rate, and today the site is owned by the National Park Service and is used as the visitor center for the Richmond National Battlefield Park.[2]

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Additional reading[edit]

  • Green, Carol C. Chimborazo: The Confederacy's Largest Hospital (2007)
  • Pember, Phoebe Yates. 1974. A Southern Woman's Story: Life in Confederate Richmond. (editor B.I. Wiley). Mockingbird Books. ISBN 0-345-23865-6 - (Mrs. Yates, a chief matron of one of the hospital divisions at Chimborazo, wrote this memoir between 1865 and 1879. Douglas Southall Freeman regarded this as "one of the most fascinating of Confederate books.")

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