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Information about Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VA during the Civil War.

An extremely large hospital facility constructed after the outbreak of war and first opened 17 October 1861. It was on land bounded by the present streets of Clay on the north, 30th on the west, 34th on the east, and the bottom of the hill on the south. The Richmond National Battlefield Park building stands in about the middle of the old hospital grounds. Named for the hill on which it was located which was named after Mount Chimborazo in Ecuador. One of the largest of all military hospitals up to its time. Normal occupancy was about 3,000. It had about 120 buildings in all. Those for patients were divided into five divisions. It had its own ice house, soup house, bakery, soap factory, etc., operated its own farms, beef and goat herds, canal trading boat. Divisions were designated for Virginia, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee, Maryland, at the beginning, but names varied at different periods. Medical staff about 45. Had natural springs. It claimed to have handled 17,000 wounded cases. Dr. James B. McCaw, surgeon-in-chief. Operated by Federal occupation forces for several weeks. [From Confederate Military Hospitals in Richmond by Robert W. Waitt, Jr., Official Publication #22 Richmond Civil War Centennial committee, Richmond, Virginia 1964.

James B. McCaw Surgeon in Chief, Chimborazo Hospital
P. F. Browne        Surgeon in Charge, Chimborazo Hospital Division #1
S. E. Habersham Surgeon in Charge, Chimborazo Hospital Division #2
E. H. Smith Surgeon in Charge, Chimborazo Hospital Division #3
W. A. Davis Surgeon in Charge, Chimborazo Hospital Division #4
E. M. Seabrook Surgeon in Charge, Chimborazo Hospital Division #5

Images

1863 Map of Chimborazo Hospital
1865 Photograph of Chimborazo Hospital
1865 Photograph of Chimborazo Hospital (different)
Detail of 1865 Map of Richmond showing Chimborazo Hospital
1914 postcard depicting a shed made out of timbers from Chimborazo Hospital, entitled "The Last of Chimborazo Hospital."

Written accounts

Statistics of Chimborazo Hospital from 9/1862 to 8/1864

Employees at Chimborazo Hospital, complied from National Archives records (enormous)

Richmond Dispatch 11/3/1860; adv for Medical College Hospital, gives prices and names surgeons, McCaw, Gibson and Peticolas among them
Richmond Enquirer 3/28/1861; ad for the summer schedule of classes at the Medical College - McCaw and Gibson are listed as professors; students will have access to patients at Bellevue Hospital and Alms House free of charge
Richmond Dispatch 5/10/1861; J. B. McCaw (later Surgeon in Charge at Chimborazo Hospital) amongst others is raising a company of mounted rifles
Richmond Dispatch 5/16/1861; Richmond Howitzers have moved from Howard's Grove to Chimborazo Hill
Richmond Whig 5/22/1861, p. 3; Richmond Howitzers camped on Chimborazo hill, with new military road "leading from the plateau," along the declivity, to the encampment at Rocketts. Artillery posted atop the hill.
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1861; Thomas Artillery stationed at "Camp Chimborazo," fired July 4 salute.
Richmond Whig 7/5/1861; Thomas Artillery stationed at "Camp Chimborazo," fired July 4 salute.
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1861; J. B. McCaw is "Consulting Physician" for the Virginia Life Insurance Company
Richmond Dispatch 7/16/1861; 15 recruits needed for the Hampden Artillery at Camp Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 7/23/1861; report of the city committee to deal with wounded from the Battle of First Manassas. Drs. McCaw and Hancock (amongst others) are to go to Manassas, while Luther Libby and George S. Palmer (amongst others) are on a committee to procure accommodations.
Richmond Dispatch 8/22/1861; 14th AL encamped just beyond Bloody Run gully; dress parades "occur on the level ground just above the gully" (Chimborazo Hill)
Richmond Enquirer 9/24/1861; Medical College notice for the next term, includes listing of professors (McCaw, Gibson, Peticolas, etc)
Joseph F. Powell file, M346 1861 (ca. October); $58,883.80 paid for work done at Chimborazo: Summary of extremely important itemized invoice for construction of buildings that will become Chimborazo Hospital.
Richmond Enquirer 10/2/1861; excellent description of the building of the facilities that will become Chimborazo Hospital - originally intended to be winter quarters
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1861; death notice of Mary E. McCaw, daughter of Dr. Wm. R. McCaw (sister to J. B. McCaw?)
Richmond Dispatch 10/12/1861; 18 Ga. Hospital located "near Bloody Run" (Chimborazo)
Joseph F. Powell file, M346 10/15/1861; $243.55 paid for work at Chimborazo Hospital: 13 dining tables & seats @ $12 ($156.00), 681 feet @5c ($34.05), 2 writing desks @ $4 ($8.00), 2 counters ($20.00), 1 Press 6x6 & door to same ($7.50), Wash Stand & shelf ($3.00), 75 Spittoons @ 20c ($75.00). “Octo. 15th 1861. I certify that this account is correct & just & that the Hospital furniture was furnished before I had any Hospital Fund. J. B. McCaw, Surg.” [McCaw and Winder sign in margin]
Joseph F. Powell file, M346 1861; $598.88 paid for Building Stable at Chimborazo Hospital [Gen. Winder signed]
Joseph F. Powell file, M346 10/16, 17, 23/1861; Powell receives $8000, $10,000 then $14,000 as “part pay for houses built as barracks.” Noteworthy that the first receipt is dated the same day that Chimborazo opened. Date of contract was August 30.
Richmond Dispatch 10/16/1861; N. G. Tumley, Hosp. Steward, adv. for 2 good negro male cooks for Chimborazo.
Richmond Dispatch 10/25/1861; Good paragraph on 18th GA, camped at Bloody Run, Guarding POWs
Richmond Dispatch 10/28/1861; 18GA & 3GA Bn left 10/25 for N.C.
Richmond Enquirer 10/30/1861; 150 sick soldiers transferred from "the Confederate quarters, on Chimborazo Heights" to Petersburg
Richmond Whig 11/1/1861; Excellent description
Richmond Dispatch 11/4/1861; Yankee prisoners, taken to Chimborazo, make their escape
Richmond Dispatch 11/6/1862; Wm. R. Arnold at Chimborazo adv. for lost box of clothing
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; excellent description of "the city of Chimborazo" - describes the buildings as winter quarters, not a hospital
Richmond Dispatch 11/11/1861; 18GA & 3GA Bn returned to Rd on Nov. 8 - Bethel Regt. "now occupies quarters on Hospital Hill"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 12 11/16/1861; Surgeon McCaw directs that ambulance drivers will no longer deposit their patients at Chimborazo and drive off before making sure that there is room for them
Richmond Dispatch 11/19/1861; 18GA left the city today
Richmond Dispatch 11/22/1861; G. L. Gates, steward at Chimborazo #2, adv. for one male cook
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1861; Editorial complaint about conditions at Chimborazo.
Richmond Dispatch 11/27/1861; McCaw replies to the previous editorial.
OR Supp., Pt. II, Vol. VI, pp. 522-523

12/4-10/1861; 23rd GA marches from Camp Lee to “Chimborazo Heights” where it stays while “guarding Federal prisoners.”

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 16 12/5/1861; Surgeon General Moore directs that Chimborazo will provide provisions for 1000 convalescents, apparently sent from other Richmond hospitals - notes on scarcity of fuel
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 17 12/5/1861; cots will be substituted for bedsteads at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 23 12/30/1861; McCaw is ordered that he has no authority to grant furloughs to his medical officers
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 24 1/1/1862; inquiries relating to the nature of cots at Chimborazo Hospital
VHS 1/9/1862 1/9/1862; wonderful description of the Chimborazo Hospital fund from 10/11/1861 to 1/1/1862; note that 10/11/1861 is the earliest known date for the establishment of the hospital yet seen.
Asst. Surgeon E. M. Seabrook CSR, M331 1/14/1862; Asst. Surgeon Seabrook assigned to Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 33 1/29/1862; Capt. Warren has been authorized to build the bath house at Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 2/10/1862; adv. for lost Chimborazo Payroll
Richmond Dispatch 2/13/1862; YMCA meets at corner 10th and Broad. Mr. P. B. Price tells of “his labors in Chimborazo Hospital. The soldiers there were eager for religious instruction and reading.”
Richmond Dispatch 2/27/1862; R. E. Butler, former sentinel at Chimborazo jailed for making threats against August Friend, Sgt. of the Guard there.
Richmond Whig 2/27/1862; man threatens to kill the sergeant of the guard at Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 3/11/1862; John, slave of Dr. McCaw, gets 25 lashes for stealing supplies from Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 46 3/14/1862; letter to McCaw describing an insolent ambulance master, who attempted to check negroes into Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch

3/18/1862; McCaw adv for 500 negroes (“tobacco hands preferred”) to work at Chimborazo

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 55 3/25/1862; regulations for Surgeons living at Chimborazo Hospital; notes that there are accommodations for 12 surgeons there
Summary of William Liggan file, M346, National Archives 3/29/1862; Bath House (and other assorted carpentry) is built at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 59 3/31/1862; Louisiana Hospital proposes to swap convalescents for sick Louisianans from Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch

4/4/1862; ladies of Richmond donate $113.25 to Chimborazo, originally intended for the proposed “Sidney Hospital”

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 8 4/9/1862; McCaw directs that every hospital at Chimborazo shall have a dead house - gives particulars about their operations
Richmond Dispatch

4/11/1862; Chimborazo adv for 50 negro men to work as nurses

Richmond Dispatch 4/17/1862; grocer selling butter at illegal price has 100lbs seized and sent to Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 78 4/21/1862; notice that Richmond hospitals (except Chimborazo) must take all patients brought by the ambulances - the overcrowding cannot be helped
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 81 4/25/1862; Surgeon McCaw of Chimborazo Hospital is ordered to Danville to establish hospitals there
Richmond Dispatch

4/30/1862; Complaint that a barracks master is employed at Chimborazo, now that it has become a hospital - "When the buildings which compose this Hospital were first erected, they were intended for a barracks"

Richmond Dispatch

5/2/1862; Samuel Hardgrove adv for his runaway slave, who worked at Chimborazo and has been seen around Winder Hospital, trying to hire himself out.

Richmond Dispatch

5/13/1862; appeal for ladies to send old garments and rags to Chimborazo for use as dressings

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 101 5/17/1862; appeal from Dr. McCaw that slaves working at Chimborazo Hospital be impressed by the government to avoid their return to their owners
Richmond Dispatch 5/18/1862; Chimborazo needs bandages
Richmond Dispatch 5/24/1862; McCaw warns Chimborazo out-patients to report or be AWOL
Richmond Dispatch

5/28/1862; names of men returned to duty from "the five Chimborazo Hospitals" are posted daily

Richmond Dispatch 6/2/1862; Adv for lost $ - deliver it to Wm. R. Smith, steward, Chimborazo #3
Richmond Dispatch 6/3/1862; Chimborazo need refrigerators for ice
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; Enormous list of WIA at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; death notice for Lucy Elizabeth Pollard, wife of Dr. S. E. Habersham
Richmond Dispatch 6/5/1862; McCaw & Steward W. K. Smith (Div #3) adv for 2 bakers for "Chimborazo Bakery"
Richmond Enquirer 6/6/1862; casualty list from Seven Pines, listing the hospitals where wounded were taken. Chimborazo has 263 patients.
Richmond Dispatch 6/7/1862; Henry, employed at Chimborazo, caught with stolen sugar
Charleston Mercury 6/9/1862; Description of the Battle of Seven Pines - notes that Capt. Elliot is raising a force for local defense; mentions the South Carolina Hospital in Manchester, Chimborazo, Winder, and the Alms House Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 116 6/9/1862; problems with the delivery times of meat at Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Whig 6/10/1862; appeal for a listing of patients in Richmond - mentions the difficulty in canvassing the many hospitals and the “streets of sick and wounded” at Camp Winder and Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 6/11/1862; patient at Chimborazo, denied a furlough, cuts his own throat
Official Records, Ser. II, Vol. IV, pp. 773-774. 6/14/1862; Winder rebukes Surgeon Lane, and describes his observations of Winder Hospital. Chimborazo mentioned.
Richmond Dispatch 6/16/1862; Jas T. Durrett at Chimborazo Hospital adv for lost check
Richmond Dispatch 6/17/1862; Rev. Martin promoted from Chimborazo to 1Va Chaplain
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; ad for a stolen cow from “J. D. Goodman’s Brewry, near Chimborazo Hospital”
Richmond Dispatch 6/19/1862; Dr. Shuford at Chimborazo Hospital - from Alabama? – adv for runaway slave
Richmond Dispatch 6/23/1862; ad for the Wise Mounted Guard to report to “Camp Pleasant, to the left of Chimborazo Hospital”
Richmond Dispatch 6/28/1862; J. B. McCaw adv for lost horse. Address on 5th st between Grace and Franklin
Richmond Dispatch 7/1/1862; George S. Hite, patient at Chimborazo, looking for his father, Dr. W. M. Hite
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 125 7/2/1862; Chimborazo Hospital must operate at capacity and tolerate crowded conditions for the present
Richmond Dispatch 7/2/1862; J. B. McCaw still adv. for strayed horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/3/1862; Dr. Edwin S. Ray, at Chimborazo #3, adv. for strayed horse
Richmond Dispatch 7/5/1862; Lt. Jas. Garrity, 5La at Chimborazo adv for company members to come see him
Richmond Dispatch 7/9/1862; negro named Jim, ex-Chimborazo nurse now at Howard’s Grove, steals a watch. Adv for recovery by George F. Hix, ward master
Richmond Dispatch 7/10/1862; runaway slave from Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Enquirer 7/11/1862; call for attention to Chimborazo hospital - notes that it has many patients, but its remoteness causes it to be overlooked to those looking to help or contribute. Notes also the need to keep the buildings clean
Richmond Examiner 7/11/1862; list of wounded received at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 7/15/1862; G. W. Nelson list 28 AWOLs from Hanover Artillery. Anyone thinking themselves unfit report to McCaw at Chimborazo. Battery camped on RYRRR, attached to Colquitt.
Pennsylvania Daily Telegraph 7/23/1862; letter from General Geo. A. McCall describing his imprisonment; notes that one of his officers is held in Chimborazo Hospital
Charleston Mercury 7/26/1862; notes that the stench of "suppurating wounds" from Chimborazo Hospital can be smelt upon approaching Richmond on the train; notes on the military situation and local feeling
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. IV 8/1/1862; order from F. Sorrel, re-designating existing hospitals into Gen. Hosps. with numbers.
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; Rules and Regulations for Chimborazo Hospital
Ledger of Confederate Hospital Practice no date; list of Surgeons at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 161 8/12/1862; 400 patients from McLaw's Division are coming to Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 30, end page [no date, but before 8/15/1862]; list of surgeons in Chimborazo Hospital #1 and the wards to which they were assigned
Richmond Dispatch 9/8/1862; obituary for Rawley W. Fennell, d. 9/8 of typhoid, lately clerk at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 9/16/1862; Mr. Frederick Brauer a resident of Chimborazo Hill
Richmond Enquirer 9/26/1862; Editorial paragraph praising the Hospital Bill. Notes the surgeons are not to blame, but rather the poor system.
Richmond Enquirer 9/26/1862; excellent description of the Senate debate on the hospital bill. Praises Clopton, St. Francis de Sales, Louisiana Hospital, and Winder Hospital. Gives some statistics not available elsewhere. Generally praises hospitals run by women
Richmond Examiner 9/26/1862; Surgeon General's report on Richmond and Petersburg hospitals. Notes that, up to this time, almost 100,000 patients have been treated in Richmond hospitals. Includes mortality figures.
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; tabular report of sick & wounded soldiers in the Hospitals in Richmond
Richmond Enquirer 9/30/1862; Report of the Select Committee on Hospitals; reports on hospitals in Richmond and elsewhere and what to do about them - recommends reforms such as matrons, purchasing agents, and effective hospital funds. Mentions many current matrons, including S. L. Tompkins, Mrs. Clopton, Mrs. Hopkins,  several heretofore unknown matrons at Winder Hospital, and many others. Gives statistics of Winder and Chimborazo Hospitals. Excellent article.
New York Herald 10/2/1862; "Waste of Life Amongst the Rebels" comments on the published hospital statistics (mentions Winder and Chimborazo) and blames the mortality on the laziness of the Southerners
Richmond Dispatch 10/2/1862; religious revivals at Winder and Chimborazo
Library of Congress 10/6/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals and empty beds
Library of Congress 10/16/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
Library of Congress 11/1/1862; reports on the capacities of Richmond Hospitals, empty beds, and Patients in them
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 203a 11/8/1862; Carrington desires to know how many of the 12 Stewards, 246 Nurses and 28 Cooks are white or black, detailed or employees
Richmond Dispatch 10/8/1862; unsigned adv for lost cow, strayed “from the advertiser, living on Chimborazo Hill (Goodman’s Brewery)”
Richmond Dispatch 10/15/1862; J. B. McCaw, Chimborazo Hospital, adv for stray mule
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 206 11/12/1862; notes on some culinary needs in Chimborazo #5; notes that many improvements have been made
Richmond Dispatch 11/25/1862; list of new Castle Thunder inmates; including the watchman of Chimborazo Hospital, for being drunk and disorderly.
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1862; J. B. McCaw adv for library for Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 11/26/1862; McCaw adv – Chimborazo outpatients report by 12/1 or be AWOL
Phoebe Pember Collection, UNC 11/29/1862; Letter from Pember to her sister, noting that she has accepted the position of matron, and anxiously awaits traveling to Richmond
Asst. Surgeon Babcock CSR, M331 12/2/1862; Asst. Surgeon Babcock assigned to duty at Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 12/9/1862; City Council: discusses CSA smallpox hospital, now near corner 25th & Cary; 798 kegs of powder in city magazine; sells settees from Mechanics’ Hall to Govt., for use of patients at Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Dispatch 12/10/1862; E. H. Smith at Chimborazo #3 offers large Dinwiddie farm for rent/lease
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 228 12/11/1862; the estate of W. A. Hardgrove would like their slaves to be returned from Chimborazo, in order to be sold
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 707, p. 228 12/11/1862; the sick and wounded (300 in number) from Howard's Grove are being sent to Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 12/11/1862; Mayor’s Court: as usual, many slave items; Mike, negro employed at Chimborazo, gets 25 lashes (drunk, stealing)
Richmond Enquirer 12/11/1862; slave employed at Chimborazo, found drunk in the city, runs from the police, and ordered 25 lashes
Richmond Dispatch 12/12/1862; C. D. Rice, Surgeon in charge at Howard’s Grove, orders outpatients to register at Chimborazo or be AWOL
Charleston Mercury 12/13/1862; Rumors about Burnside's army and local description; notes that Howard's Grove is expanding, and Chimborazo needs 250 negro nurses
Jeremy F. Gilmer Papers, UNC 12/25/1862 & 1/10/1863; excerpts from Gilmer letters describing Phoebe Pember and another matron at Chimborazo boarding at his house
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 416, pp. 22-24 1/8/1863; Carrington writes on the baking of bread in Richmond hospitals, urges the construction of ovens. Gives great details on the Chimborazo Bakery. Notes that GH1, GH4, Winder, Chimborazo and the South Carolina hospital all have their own ovens. GH9 and GH13 mentioned.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 15 1/17/1863; All the nurses and attendants from General Hospital #21 are temporarily sent to Chimborazo
Phoebe Pember Collection, UNC 1/30/1863; excellent letter from Phoebe Pember to her sister describing life at Chimborazo and a visit to Mrs. Hopkins at the Alabama Hospital. Mentions getting special treatment from the Surgeon General and allowed to board where she pleases and given an ambulance
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 32 1/31/1863; hospital attendants from General Hospital #21, temporarily assigned to Chimborazo, are ordered back
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 41 2/7/1863; "least efficient" surgeons at Chimborazo are ordered to be reported to the Medical Director
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 326 [no date, but probably after 2/7/1863]; Habersham gives details of his three least efficient surgeons at Chimborazo #2
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 46 2/11/1863; Chimborazo morning reports are "carelessly and inaccurately kept"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 54 2/21/1863; list of surgeons recently ordered to Chimborazo and the Divisions they are attached to
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 61 3/5/1863; One of the Matrons at Chimborazo is accustomed to entertaining for dinner - Moore cautions against the tendency of the matrons to become extravagant
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 73 3/20/1863; should a dentist be detailed to come to Chimborazo during the week?
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 84 3/31/1863; Surgeon at Howard's Grove asks for the loan of carpenters from Chimborazo Hospital to help construct new floors for the small pox wards
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 88 4/3/1863; questions about number of stewards at Chimborazo; 14 Stewards are working at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 94 4/3/1863; question about Hospital Stewards at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 96 4/9/1863; Asst. Surgeon at Chimborazo Hospital #2 has been sent to 3rd Alabama Hospital; now Division 2 (treating 528 patients) is under-staffed
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 102 4/11/1863; Carrington orders McCaw to retain a Mrs. Stickney as a matron, but Habersham (2nd Division Surgeon) had fired her previously for insubordination; she is described as "a dangerous character about a Hospital"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 112 4/20/1863; Medical Directors office has been moved - it is now two doors from the Mechanics' Institute
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 113 4/20/1863; Chimborazo Hospital has recently purchased an ambulance from the hospital fund
Virginia Historical Inventory 5/6/1863; order from Medical Director Carrington assigning Acting Assistant Surgeon L. C. Crump to duty at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 146 6/2/1863; 64 men have been reported as deserters from Chimborazo Hospital
Phillip Phillips Papers, Library of Congress 6/25/1863; letter from Phoebe Pember to her sister describing social life in Richmond, etc.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 162 6/26/1863; questions about an excess number of stewards in Chimborazo Hospital #2
Richmond Sentinel 6/27/1863; cap and gloves that Stonewall Jackson was wearing when he was wounded are in the possession of a patient at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 165 6/30(?)/1863; eviction notice from agents of Hiram Olliver, kicking Surgeon McCaw out of a house on Marshall street
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 9 7/7/1863; Chimborazo Division #5 is directed to be set aside for North Carolinians
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 174 7/24/1863; hospitals have been reapportioned by state; describes admissions procedures in the future - mentions the Receiving Hospital (General Hospital #9)
National Archives RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 181 7/28/1863; hospital capacity is increased by reducing amount of space per patient to 800 cubic feet
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 227 7/28/1863; any soldiers from Chimborazo Hospital found in the city without proper authorization will be examined and sent back to duty
Richmond Sentinel 8/1/1863; building at Chimborazo struck by lightning
Richmond Sentinel 8/10/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 196 8/13/1863; matrons at Winder and Chimborazo Hospitals are using the ambulances as "pleasure carriages" and must be stopped
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 186 8/26/1863; all Georgians who are able to walk are transferred from Chimborazo Hospital to Jackson Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 207 8/26/1863; McCaw is evicted from the "Chimborazo House," though the owner does not require the dead-house "in the garden" to be removed; probably refers to the headquarters building
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 24 8/30/1863; McCaw directs that hereafter, no carriages or horses will enter or leave the hospital after 8 PM
William Trahern Memoir

8/1863; excerpts of William Trahern (6th LA) memoir describing service at Chimborazo Hospital as a clerk to Dr. McCaw. Notes being provided quarters in "a house not far from the Surgeon's office, owned by a Mrs. Harrison."

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 24 9/1/1863; letter from Surgeon at General Hospital #9 responding to the charge that ambulances are in the habit of taking patients to Divisions 1 & 3 at Chimborazo Hospital. Hereafter, patients will be taken to Chimborazo's "Central Office"
Phillip Phillips Papers, Library of Congress 9/13/1863; letter from Phoebe Pember to her sister describing social life in Richmond, etc. Mentions being offered a furlough but refusing it
Richmond Whig 9/14/1863; McCaw announces that Chimborazo will be used for Va. regiments, and gives details of furlough policy, etc.
Richmond Sentinel 9/21/1863; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 189  9/25/1863; Alabamians in Chimborazo Division 4 complain of food - McCaw is ordered to inspect the food and transfer men from NC & AL
Richmond Sentinel 9/26/1863; Virginia Army Agency's list of wounded & transport to Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 276 10/9/1863; Chaplains are not allowed to live at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 45 10/10/1863; Surgeon Davis (Division #4) reports a number of bunks that are not needed, and recommends breaking them up, as they are rough and unsightly
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 97 10/10/1863; Surgeon at Chimborazo #4 desires to break up excess bunks for other uses
Phoebe Pember Collection, UNC 10/20/1863; letter from Phoebe Pember to Mrs. Gilmer; gives details of her living situation, and social interaction with S. E. Habersham
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 250 10/29/1863; McCaw rents a house for the matrons from Clopton & Lyne at $1500/yr
Richmond Whig 11/3/1863; A matron in the hospital is writing a book; any help will be appreciated. <Possibly Phoebe Y. Pember.>
Richmond Sentinel 11/7/1863; fire near Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 256 11/21/1863; list of Surgeons from Chimborazo who are subscribing to the medical journal that McCaw is publishing
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 708, p. 259 11/26/1863; Matron from the now-closed Louisiana Hospital is recommended to McCaw
Richmond Whig 11/30/1863 & 12/1/1863; Controversy over an ambulance driver at Chimborazo.
Joseph F. Powell file, M346 12/8/1863; $17,657.60 paid “For work done at Chimborazo Hospital: 44144 feet of upright posts, tie beams, braces and renailing collar beams to 89 wards @40¢” [McCaw & S. P. Moore sign]
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 8 12/14/1863(?); details on laundry operation for Chimborazo Division #2 - no clothing or bedding will be given out without an order from Mrs. Pember
Richmond Sentinel 12/16/1863; tobacco factory of Lawrence Lottier (later involved with Chimborazo Hospital) burns down
CSMSJ Vol. I, No. 1 1/1864; statistics of Winder and Chimborazo hospitals through 1863. Winder's mortality rate is 5.37% and Chimborazo's is 6.42%
CSMSJ Vol. I, No. 1 1/1864; report by Surg. W. A. Davis of a tetanus case at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 1 1/2/1864; Chimborazo is directed to have "a sufficiency of ice"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 2 1/5/1864; McCaw hires a slave of Mrs. Harwood
Richmond Dispatch 1/6/1864; Chimborazo and Winder statistics
Richmond Sentinel 1/7/1864; George W. Johnson charges that he has been illegally detained by James B. McCaw (Chimborazo Hospital)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 7 1/8/1864; questions on the status of two men on the Chimborazo staff
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 79 1/9/1864; 51 stoves in Division #4 and description of their uses
Richmond Sentinel 1/19/1864; more on George W. Johnson, illegally detained by Dr. McCaw. He was deemed to be exempt and released
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 16 1/21/1864; the Chimborazo bakery is discontinued owing to a "want of flour"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 17 1/25/1864; patients remaining at Chimborazo are ordered to be consolidated into one Division, and the others closed, the employees discharged if practicable. In the future, women without children will be preferred as matrons
Official Records, Ser. I, Vol. XXXIII, pp. 1197-1198. 1/25/1864; Samuel P. Moore directs that patients be moved from Howard's Grove to Chimborazo.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 51 1/27/1864; McCaw directs that the number of fires (stoves) in the Divisions will be limited and directs matrons to make repairs to bedding
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 18 1/28/1864; patients from General Hospital #1 and Howard's Grove are to be sent to Chimborazo; rescinds the order closing down unoccupied Divisions of Chimborazo
Richmond Dispatch 1/28/1864; fire at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 1/28/1864; notes that the Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal has been published
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 86 2/1/1864; an Assistant Surgeon will visit the guard house daily to treat sick members of the Chimborazo guard
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 86 - 87 2/1/1864; details over the housing for a matron of Chimborazo Hospital - only $20 is provided by the Government for matrons' quarters - she required $30. McCaw attempts to have building erected for them.
Richmond Sentinel 2/15/1864; Long Valentine's Day poem by patient.
Richmond Enquirer 2/19/1864; "The Feeding of the Prisoners" testimony from the butcher who supplied Chimborazo Hospital and Gen. Winder (for prisoners) with meat - shoots down the idea that the prisoners are inadequately supplied, while noting that they may not have gotten the best beef
Richmond Whig 2/24/1864; lamentation that the Confederate Government will not give the Alms House back to the city. Notes that "Chimborazo, Camp Winder, Howard’s Grove, etc., afford ample room for all the sick and wounded soldiers brought to this military department" and if they fill up, there are many other places to put the patients
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 21 3/11/1864; Carrington gives attention to the case of Private Van Lew [Elizabeth Van Lew's brother]. It seems that Priv. Van Lew was attempting to be discharged from the service at Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 62 3/13/1864; question about horses at Chimborazo - McCaw reports that he has 250 men "in the trenches" and needs the horses very badly
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 317, p. 101 3/25/1864; Surgeon at Chimborazo #4 requests detail of a soldier from the 6th VA as a Steward and Clerk
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 76 3/31/1864; Carrington wishes to get some extra copies of the Medical Journal when it is published by McCaw
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 38 3/31/1864; Carrington directs McCaw on the closure of divisions at Chimborazo, to open new divisions only when one was filled
Richmond Dispatch 4/5/1864; Patient maims himself on Richmond and York River RR to escape service.
Richmond Whig 4/5/1864; Patient maims himself on Richmond and York River RR to escape service.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 82 4/9/1864; Habersham (Chimborazo Division #2 Surgeon) needs extra staff and beds for 400 patients
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 42 4/9/1864; reply to Surg. Genl. Moore about "changes" at Chimborazo - probably in regards to the closure of divisions
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 8, p. 85 4/21/1864; McCaw directs that dirt piles will be collected by the dirt cart after 11 AM
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 90 5/2/1864; McCaw gets dressed down for opening 4 Divisions with only 1008 patients
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 68 5/2/1864; Sick and wounded at Chimborazo who will not be ready for duty in 10 days will be sent to other hospitals outside of Richmond
Richmond Sentinel 5/2/1864; 380 paroled Confederates arrive at Rocketts - officers are taken to the Officer's Hospital (GH#4) and enlisted men are taken to Chimborazo
Richmond Whig 5/2/1864; 380 returned Confederate prisoners arrive at Rocketts. The enlisted men are taken to Chimborazo Hospital, and the officers are taken either to private quarters or the "Officers’ hospital (formerly the Baptist Institute, on 10th street, west of Marshall street)"
Richmond Enquirer 5/13/1864; describes Richmond during the Battle of Drewry's Bluff - notes on the admission procedures for the wounded and gives numbers admitted; notes on the hospitals for various states
Richmond Sentinel 5/17/1864; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
Richmond Whig 5/26/1864; praise of Chimborazo, Winder, Jackson and Howard’s Grove Hospitals, and states that there is ample space in those hospitals to accommodate any contingency; criticizes an unnamed hospital for lack of attention to patients
Alexander Hunter, Johnny Reb and Billy Yank 5/27-30/1864; Excerpt from Hunter's book describes his three day stay in Chimborazo. Very negative portrayal of Chimborazo.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 115 5/22/1864; Carrington desires to open a hospital at the Old Fair Grounds (Stuart Hospital) and needs attendants for it from Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 115 5/28/1864; 100 tents are ordered sent to Chimborazo to make a convalescent division (Division #6)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 117 5/31/1864; Chimborazo Division #5 surgeons complain of the inadequacy of the room for the officer of the day and request carpenter shop be taken over for the purpose
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 103 6/1/1864; tents have been sent to the four large hospitals and will be used as convalescent wards - Gen. Lee desires that all those able to do so be returned to their commands
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 119 6/2/1864; McCaw is directed to employ a barber so that the patients can have their hair cut
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 120 6/3/1864; 120 fly tents arrive at Chimborazo for use as a convalescent division (Division #6)
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 121 6/3/1864; Chimborazo's capacity is increased by reducing the space allotted to each patient to 500 cubic feet. Furloughs are encouraged to keep beds open in the hospital; more tents will be sent soon
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 34 6/4/1864; response to Phoebe Pember's suggestion of creating a special ward for Marylanders - Surgeon Habersham feels that it would be favoritism
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 123 6/6/1864; poles for one hundred tents have arrived at Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 34 6/8/1864; Phoebe Pember is directed to furnish a list of food on hand to the Surgeon in Charge by 10 AM every day
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 576 6/20/1864; McCaw complains about short staff at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 6/21/1864; Describes conditions
Richmond Sentinel 6/22/1864; Robert Hitchcock accused of stealing opium & quinine from Chimborazo
Richmond Whig 6/22/1864; Robert Hitchcock accused of stealing opium & quinine from Chimborazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 132 6/27/1864; the washing at Stuart Hospital is to be done at Chimborazo Hospital, which apparently has its own facilities - the purpose of this is, as Carrington says, to dispense with "negro wenches" (laundresses) at the hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 132 6/28/1864; Surgeons at Chimborazo, Winder, Jackson, and Howard's Grove will not turn in any funds in order that they might be transferred to new hospitals or others less fortunate
Richmond Whig 6/29/1864; a lady has been fraudulently seeking contributions for Chimborazo Hospital; the hospital needs no money - they have plenty of funds
M437, Letters Received by the CSA Secretary of War, Roll 101 6/30/1864; Interesting complaint about malingering and malfeasance at Chimbroazo
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 146 7/6/1864; notes on four contract surgeons at Chimborazo Division #4
Richmond Dispatch 7/6/1864; detail of operation by a surgeon at Chimborazo
Richmond Sentinel 7/7/1864; Chimborazo patients caught in a "disorderly house"
Richmond Whig 7/7/1864; two Chimborazo patients caught in a "house of ill-fame" in Rocketts
Richmond Examiner 7/15/1864; rumor of Chimborazo in flames is not true - the fire is in the country
Richmond Sentinel 7/18/1864; man arrested for trying to make purchases in the name of Chimborazo hospital. McCaw testifies that he was not associated with the hospital. Worker at the Spotswood hotel arrested for selling whiskey at the bar, but released.
Richmond Whig 7/18/1864; man fraudulently attempts to buy supplies for Chimborazo Hospital
Richmond Examiner 7/19/1864; John J. Lindsay, arrested for falsely claiming that he was the agent for Chimborazo, proves that he is (or was) and is released
Richmond Whig 7/19/1864;  more on the case of Lindsay, the man who attempted to buy supplies in the name of Chimborazo Hospital; McCaw denies that he was working for the hospital, but Lindsay produces papers that gains him his release
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 1, p. 155 7/22/1864; two naked bodies are in the dead house from Chimborazo Division #5
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 159 7/25/1864; North Carolinians at Chimborazo, Stuart, Jackson and Howard's Grove hospitals are to be sent to General Hospital #24
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 163 7/28/1864; capacities of major hospitals (Stuart, Louisiana, Howard's Grove, Jackson, Winder, Chimborazo) in Richmond are decreased by returning space allotment to 800 cubic feet per patient
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 364, p. 166 7/29/1864; McCaw is authorized to draw funds to purchase an "additional" ambulance for each division of Chimborazo
RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 151, p. 43 9/1862 - 8/1864; Statistics of Chimborazo Hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 185 9/9/1864; Browne (Chimborazo Division #1 Surgeon) requests extra surgeons; he has only two at this time
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 189 9/20/1864; questions from Wm. Carrington about Phoebe Pember (2nd Division Matron) and the alcohol under her charge; asks if she has been disrespectful towards any other surgeons
Richmond Sentinel 9/29/1864; praise for the Confederate States Medical and Surgical Journal
Eleanor S. Brockenbrough Library, MoC 10/28/1864; patient transferred from Chimborazo to Robertson, by order of the surgeon in charge at Robertson

Richmond Sentinel

11/2/1864; Chimborazo hospital was thought to be on fire - the fire was actually in the country

National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 324 11/3/1864 - 3/28/1865; Officer of the Day reports from Chimborazo Hospital #2; reports on conditions in the hospital
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 276 11/10/1864; two men arrested near the Chimborazo bath house
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 286 11/29/1864; Division #1 wards (except six) are closed and the staff are reported to McCaw for duty elsewhere
Richmond Sentinel 1/13/1865; Note to Phoebe Pember in the personal ads.
Richmond Sentinel 1/28/1865; list of hospitals in Richmond and to which hospitals soldiers from the various states are sent
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 259 1/14/1865; cases of Fracture of the Maxillary Bone are to be transferred to Robertson Hospital
Official Records, Ser. I, Vol. XL/2, p. 299. 1/30/1865; Paul A. Oliver; Union intelligence report says that Chimborazo, Jackson and Winder have been evacuated for whitewashing.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 36 2/25/1865; Habersham directs that the hospital wagon shall not be used for any purposes other than official; the hospital wagon shall only visit the matron's house once a day
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 309 3/20/1865; McCaw is asked for recommendation to fill the post of Surgeon in Charge of Division #4; Davis is no longer there
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 316 3/24/1865; report of hospital property destroyed by Sheridan's raiders on the hospital boat "Bell of Pemberton"
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 408, p. 36 4/2/1865; doctors will remain at the hospital longer, anticipating the large numbers of wounded to be brought in
Richmond Whig 4/10/1865; Hospitals in Richmond have been taken over by the federals - large ones are used for Union sick and wounded
New York Herald 4/13/1865; excellent letter from Richmond describing the Federal occupation of Richmond, mentions Tredegar, former slaves, Rocketts, former rebel hospitals (Chimborazo, Jackson, Stuart) - All patients now at Jackson, Stuart Hospital is now a US Post Hospital. Dahlgren's body found and is being returned to Washington. Castle Thunder and Libby Prison are now holding Confederates. Also notes veneration of Robert E. Lee in Richmond
Official Records, Ser. I, Vol. XLVI/3, pp. 882-884. 4/21/1865; Adam Badeau; report from the Union Relief Commission on the distribution of rations for the poor; Chimborazo & Winder are opened for use by destitutes.
National Archives, RG 109, Ch. 6, Vol. 709, pt. 2, p. 346-347 no date; description of the operation of the Chimborazo Bakery
J. L Gates CSR, M331 various dates; mess details at Chimborazo. A massive CSR.
R. M. Harper CSR, M331 various dates; food details at Chimborazo
John Minge CSR, M331 various dates; Chimborazo provision reports
E. M. Seabrook CSR, M331 various dates; food receipts at Chimborazo
E. H. Smith CSR, M331 various dates; receipts for Chimborazo #3
William K. Smith CSR, M331 various dates; numerous purchase receipts for Chimborazo
W. E. Toombs CSR, M331 various dates; Chimborazo vouchers
John L. Walker CSR, M331 various dates; Chimborazo vouchers
The Cosmopolite, Baltimore, January-April 1866. [Pember, Phoebe Yates.]; "Reminiscences of a Southern Hospital, by Its Matron."
A Southern Woman's Story, Phoebe Yates Pember Mrs. Pember was Chief Matron of Division #1, Chimborazo Hospital, though she seems to imply that she was the Chief Matron of the entire Hospital. Her account gives a good account of day-to-day operations of the hospital. Available in paperback.
Nashville Journal of Medicine, 1866, pp. 416-428 S.E. Habersham; "Observations upon the Statistics of Chimborazo Hospital."
Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol.   2 (1876), pp. 125-128. Moore, S. P.; "Resources of the C. S. Medical Dept. in February 1865."
Richmond Dispatch 6/1/1889; gondola "Chimborazo" is making passenger runs up the canal. This may be the same canal boat used during the war. 
National Tribune 7/12/1900; good account of the fall of Richmond in 1865, by a boy who lived on Church Hill; notes that advancing Union troops were fired upon from convalescent patients from Chimborazo
Unknown Newspaper clipping [James B. McCaw]; "Of Chimborazo Park" Clipping from a late 19th century newspaper in which Dr. McCaw asserts that he gave the hospital and the hill the name of "Chimborazo" and gives various minutiae of the operations of the hospital.
Virginia Medical Semi-Monthly, July 8, 1904, pp. 148-154. Gildersleeve, John R.; "History of Chimborazo Hospital, Richmond, Va., and Its Medical Officers During 1861-1865 "
Virginia Medical Monthly (July 1934), pp. 189-195. Hume, Edgar Erskine.; "Chimborazo Hospital, Confederate States Army, America's Largest Military Hospital"
VMHB, 62, No. 2 (Apr.), 1954, pp. 190-200. Johns, Frank S., and Anne Page Johns.; "Chimborazo Hospital and J. B. McCaw, Surgeon-in-Chief"
The Scarab, Medical College of Virginia alumni magazine. Nov. 1962. Bowers, Russell V.; "A Confederate General Hospital: Chimborazo Post (1862-1865)."
Civil War Times Illustrated, vol. 19, No. 9 (Jan. 1981), pp. 36-41. Cullen, Joseph P.; "Chimborazo Hospital, That Charnel House of Living Sufferers."

In the National Archives:

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 707-709). 3 in.

Letters Received and Sent, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64. 3 vols. Letters received, chiefly from the Surgeon General, the Medical Director, and the Medical Purveyor in Richmond; and a few copies of letters sent. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 553). 1 in.

Orders and Circulars Received, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1862-64. 1 vol. Printed orders and circulars issued by the Adjutant and Inspector General's Department, the Surgeon General's Office, the Medical Director's Office, and the Subsistence Department in Richmond. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 54). 1 in.

Register of Patients, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1865. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank and organization; date of admittance; and number of hospital in which confined. Entries are arranged by date of admittance.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 52, 76, 93, 234). 5 in.

Index to Registers of Patients, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1861-65.  4 vols. These volumes show patient's name, rank, and organization; date of admittance; and number of hospital in which confined. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name and thereunder by date of admittance. The registers to which the index volumes refer have not been identified.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 33). 1 in.

Record of Employees and Patients, Chimborazo Hospital. 1861-64. 1 vol. This volume contains lists of hospital stewards, detailed men, guards, nurses, and matrons; and a register of patients. Its contents are arranged in the order described.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 98). 1 in.

List of Detailed Men, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1861-64. 1 vol. This volume shows name of employee, rank and organization, date of detail, position to which detailed, by whom detailed, date of discharge, and remarks. A few lists of slaves and matrons employed are also in the volume. The contents of the volume are arranged by hospital number.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 305, 318, 322 1/4, 589, 705, 706). 6 in.

Morning Reports of Patients and Attendants, Chimborazo Hospital. 1863-65. 6 vols. Daily reports showing the number of patients in hospital, in private quarters, received, returned to duty, transferred, furloughed, discharged, deserted, died, and remaining in hospital; "the number of medical officers and attendants present for duty;" and remarks. The reports in volumes 305, 318, and 322 1/4 are arranged chronologically and thereunder by hospital number; those in volume 589 are arranged chronologically and thereunder by regiment to which patient belonged; and those in volume 705 and 706 are arranged chronologically and thereunder by State of patient's organization.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 313, 314, 314 ½). 3 in.

Receipts for Payment, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1862-63. 3 vols. Show date, from whom received, amount received, purpose for which received, and name of payee. They relate mainly to payment for services rendered. Arranged chronologically within each volume; the volume dates overlap.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 90). 1 in.

Register of the Guard, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1864. 1 vol. Show's guard's name, rank, and organization. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of guard's name.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 639). 1 in.

Record of the Guard, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1865. 1 vol. This volume contains morning reports of the guard; lists of detailed men on guard duty; lists of convalescents on guard duty; and lists of detailed men and conscripts on guard duty to be examined by medical examining board. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of record. The hospital guard was also known as "Chimborazo Convalescent Camp, Division No. 6."

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 618). 1 in.

Record of Clothing Issued to Patients, Chimborazo Hospital. 1864-65. 1 vol. Shows date; patient's name, rank, and organization; articles o f clothing issued and quantity of each article; and date patient was last paid. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name and thereunder by date of issuance.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 322 3/4). 2 in.

Account of Clothing Issued to Patients, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1864-65. 1 vol. Shows hospital number; date of issue; patient's name, rank, and organization; articles of clothing issued; and number of each article issued. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name and thereunder by date of issuance.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 320). 1 in.

Record of Commissary Stores Received, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1864-65. 1 vol. Shows hospital number, date, articles received, and to whom delivered. Entries are arranged by hospital number and thereunder by date.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 304). 1 in.

Record of Hospital Property Condemned, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1863-65. 1 vol. Shows items condemned by boards of survey and quantity of each item; date; and names of members of the boards. Entries are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 245 1/4). 1 in.

Accounts Current and Passports Issued, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1864. 1 vol. The accounts current show amounts received and paid out, source of receipts, and purpose of expenditure; the passport record shows the names of employees to whom passports were issued and time for which issued. The accounts are followed by the record of passports.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 638). 1 in.

Bakery Accounts, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1864-65. 1 vol. This volume contains accounts of the hospital bakery with the various divisions of the hospital, showing division, date, and number of pounds of bread and flour issued and due the division. Entries are arranged by hospital division; some entries show dates and figures only.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 315). ½ in.

Account Book, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1861-63. 1 vol. Shows date, check number, name of person paid, and amount paid. Entries are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 299). ½ in.

Check Stubs, Chimborazo Hospital. 1863. 1 vol. Show date of check, number, to whom drawn, purpose for which drawn, and amount. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 322). ½ in.

Prescription Book, Chimborazo Hospitals No. 1-5. 1863-65. 1 vol. Shows date, patient's number (no name), and medicine given. Entries are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 26). ½ in.

Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital. 1862-65. 1 vol. Contains a record of monthly requisitions for hospital supplies, a register of guards on duty, and a register of the guard at Chimborazo Hospital Garden. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of record.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 7). 1/4 in.

Orders and Circulars Received, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1863-64. 1 vol. Orders and circulars from the Surgeon General, the Medical Director, and the Adjutant and Inspector General, in Richmond. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 20, 65, 71, 78) and 3 index vols. (ch. VI, vols. 27, 29, 77). 5 in.

Registers of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1861-65. 4 vols. Show patient's number, name, rank, and organization; date of admittance; disease; disposition of case; and remarks. Entries are arranged numerically by patient's number. The indexes, which are incomplete, show patient's name and number; they are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name. Volume 29 is a partial index to volume 78; and volumes 27 and 77, which are duplicates, are partial indexes to volume 20.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 449, 453). 2 in.

Reports of Surgical Cases, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1864. 2 vols. Show patient's name, rank, organization, and age; date admitted; description of wound, and operation and treatment; and history and progress of case. Arranged by date of patient's admittance. Volume 453 contains reports of five cases only; volume 449 contains reports on three cases only, and these are duplicated in volume 448 (described 9 entries below).

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 82). 1 in.

Register of Deaths and Effects, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1863-64. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank, organization, and disease; date of death; and articles left. Entries are arranged by date of death.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 83). 1 in.

Death Register, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1861-63. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank, organization, disease, and cause and date of death. Entries are arranged roughly by date of death.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 99). 1 in.

List of Paroled Prisoners Furloughed from Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1865. 1 vol. Shows prisoner's name, rank, and organization, with remarks. The prisoners were furloughed under Special Orders No. 46, Adjutant and Inspector General's Department, 1865. The list is arranged numerically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 30, 301, 303, 306) 4 in.

Morning Reports of Patients and Attendants, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1862-65. 4 vols. Daily reports showing number of patients in hospital, in private quarters, received, returned to duty, transferred, furloughed, deserted, discharged, died, and remaining in hospital; the number of medical officers and attendants present for duty; and remarks. Arranged chronologically and thereunder by State of patient's organization.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 79). ½ in.

Lists of Employees, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1862-63. 1 vol. This volume contains lists of slaves hired as servants and laundresses, showing date, name of slave and of owner, and remarks. The lists are arranged by date.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 307). 1 in.

Lists of Employees and Accounts for Food Purchase, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1862-65. 1 vol. This volume contains a list of slaves hired, showing owner's name, slave's name, how employed, dates employed and discharged, amount paid each month, and remarks; a list of detailed men, showing name, rank, organization, date of detail, by whom detailed, date reported for duty, date discharged or transferred, and capacity in which employed; and a list of articles of food purchased with date, quantity, and cost. The lists are arranged in the order described and thereunder chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 316). ½ in.

Memorandum Book of William E. Toombs, Steward at Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1862-63. 1 vol. Contains a list of slaves hired, accounts for food purchased, and some other unintelligible penciled notations. The contents of the book are unarranged.

Record Group 109, (ch VI, vols. 323, 619). 2 in.

Prescription Books, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1862; 1864. 2 vols. Show patient's name, medicines to be given each day, and date. Entries are arranged by ward and thereunder by date. Volume 323 (1862) shows patient's surname only; volume 619 (1864) shows, in addition to the information above, the patient's organization.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 448). 1 in.

Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1863-64. 1 vol. Contains statistical reports of diseases and lists of patients who died, statistical reports of patients, lists of detailed attendants on duty, lists of medical officers on duty, reports of surgical cases, statements of patients vaccinated, tabular statements of operations, and reports on patients who died. The contents of the volume are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 310). 1 in.

Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 1. 1863-64. 1 vol. Contains notations as to medicine given patients, a list of Negroes hired, an incomplete list of patients, and a record of wood received and purchased. The contents of the volume are arranged in the order described.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 408). ½ in.

Letters, Orders, and Circulars Issued and Received, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1861-65. 1 vol. Copies of letters, orders, and circulars issued by the Surgeons-in-Charge of Hospital No. 2 and of other Chimborazo Hospitals and by the Surgeon General's Office, the Medical Director's Office, and the Adjutant and Inspector General's Office, in Richmond. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 9, 18). 1 in.

Orders and Circulars Received, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1862-65. 2 vols. Orders and circulars issued by the Surgeon General, the Medical Director, and the Adjutant and Inspector General in Richmond and by officials of Chimborazo Hospital. Some of the items are arranged by date and some are unarranged.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 324). 1 in.

Reports of the Officers of the Day, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1864-65. 1 vol. Reports of conditions in the hospital in general and in various wards by the officers of the day. Arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 17, 24, 55, 75, 87) and 1 index vol. (ch. VI, vol. 75). 6 in.

Register of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1861-65. 5 vols. Show patient's name, number (in vol. 75 only), rank, organization, disease, date admitted, disposition of case, and remarks. Entries in volumes 17 and 55 are arranged by date of admittance; those in volumes 24 and 87, alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name; and those in volume 75, numerically. Volume 75 has a separate index volume, incomplete, with entries arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 94). 1 in.

Register of Applications for Furlough, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1863-65. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank, and organization; cause for furlough; place of residence; date; transportation required; number of days' furlough requested; and whether granted or rejected. Entries are arranged by date. There is also a record of rations furnished men on furlough.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 437 ½, 454). 1 in.

Reports of Surgical Cases, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1862-65. 2 vols. Show patient's name, rank, and organization; date admitted; nature of wound; description of operation performed; and history of case or final result. The reports are arranged by date of admittance; an index is in each volume.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 312). 2 in.

Register of Deaths and Effects, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1863-65.  1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank, and organization; date and cause of death; and a list of effects left, showing their value. Entries are arranged by date.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 86). 1 in.

Morning Reports of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1864-65. 1 vol. Daily reports of patients, showing name, rank, and organization; date admitted; and disposition of case. Arranged chronologically and thereunder by initial letter of patient's name.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 85). 1 in.

Lists of Employees, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1862-65. 1 vol. This volume contains lists of stewards and detailed men, of matrons, and of Negroes employed. The lists are arranged by type as indicated.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 410). 1 in.

Clothing Accounts, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1864-65. 1 vol. Show date; patient's name, rank, and organization; and articles of clothing drawn. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 456). 1 in.

Medical Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1864. 1 vol. Contains reports of surgical cases, a record of prescriptions given, and a list and tabular statement of soldiers vaccinated. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of material.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 80). 1 in.

Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 2. 1864-65. 1 vol. Contains statistical reports concerning diseases and vaccinations; reports of discharges, deaths, and disposition and value of clothing of deceased soldiers; and lists of medical officers and detailed men on duty. The contents of the volume are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 19, 21, 53, 60, 62, 64, 69, 95, 101, 103, 105, 132, 226, 661) and 2 index vols. (ch. VI, vols. 88, 89). 2 ft.

Registers of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 3. 1861-65. 14 vols. The registers show generally patient's number, name, rank, and organization; date of admittance; disease; disposition of case; and remarks. In a few instances the name of the disease and the disposition of the case are omitted. Entries in volumes 19, 53, and 132 are arranged chronologically by date of admittance; those in volumes 21, 60, 64, 69, 103, 105, and 661, numerically; those in volumes 62 and 95, alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name; and those in volumes 101 and 226, by hospital ward and thereunder by date of admittance. Volume 88 is an incomplete index to volume 53 and volume 89 is an index to volume 69. Entries in each index volume are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name. Volume 64 includes a name index. The dates of these registers overlap considerably and there is frequent duplication of information.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 438). 1 in.

Register of Applications for Furlough, Chimborazo Hospital No. 3. 1862-64. 1 vol. Shows date; name of applicant; sometimes his rank, organized, and diagnosis; destination; length of furlough applied for; and remarks (usually “granted” or “no”). Entries are arranged by date.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 31). ½ in.

Register of Deaths, Chimborazo Hospital No. 3. 1861-65. 1 vol. Shows date admitted, “name, rank, and organization; ward number”; disease; and date of death. Entries are arranged by month. Some pages are missing.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 311, 359). 2 in. Morning Reports of Patients and Attendants, Chimborazo Hospital No. 3. 1862-65. 2 vols. Show the number of patients in hospital, in private quarters, received, returned to duty, transferred, furloughed, discharged, deserted, died, and remaining in hospital; the number of medical officers and attendants present for duty; and remarks. The reports are arranged chronologically; entries within the reports are arranged by State of patient’s organization.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 615). 1 in.

Memorandum Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 4. 1863-65. 1 vol. Contains some notations as to patients and their illnesses, with such notations as "See Wardmaster Concerning Fuel," and "Limit Eggs for Breakfast." Many entries are crossed out. The notations are apparently unarranged.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 590). 1 in.

Prescription Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 4. 1864-65. 1 vol. Shows date, patient's name, and medicines to be given each day. Entries are arranged chronologically.

Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 317). 2 in. Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 4. 1863-65. 1 vol. Contains copies of letters sent; reports of desertions, discharges, transfers, and deaths and effects; lists of employees; tabular statements of wounds; statistical reports relating to patients and diseases; and inventories of hospital supplies. The contents of the volume are arranged chronologically.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 8). 1 in. Orders, Letters, and Circulars Received, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1863-64. 1 vol. Communications received from the Adjutant and Inspector General, and the Medical Director, at Richmond, and from officials at Chimborazo Hospital. Arranged chronologically.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 23, 25, 34, 57, 70, 97, 228) and 1 index vol. (ch. VI, vol. 232). 9 in. Register of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1861-65. 7 vols. Show patient's number, name, rank, and organization; date of admittance; disease; disposition of case; and remarks. Entries in volumes 23, 57, and 70 are arranged numerically; those in volumes 25 and 34 by date of admittance; and those in volumes 97 and 228 alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name. The index in volume 232 is arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name and indexes the entries in volume 23 and part of those in volume 70.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 104). 1 in. Record of Payments to Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1863-65. 1 vol. Shows patient's number, name, rank, and organization; by whom paid; and to what time paid. Entries are arranged alphabetically by initial letter of patient's name.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vols. 442, 443, 445). 2 in. Case Books of Wounded, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1862-64. 3 vols. Show patient's name, rank, organization, age, and civilian occupation; date of wound and of admittance; description of wound; and progress of case. Entries are arranged by date admitted; name indexes are in the front of the volumes.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 58). 1 in. Morning Reports of Patients, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1864-65. 1 vol. Daily reports showing patient's name, rank, and organization; remarks (action taken on case); ward; and date admitted. Arranged chronologically.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 319). 1 in. Record of Vaccinations, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1863-65. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, rank, organization, age, and state of health; length of time since previous vaccination; whether scarred; date of present vaccination; whether the vaccination took; and remarks. Entries are arranged roughly by date of new vaccination.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 325). ½ in. Prescription Book for Colored Troops (Union), Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. Apr. 1865. 1 vol. Shows patient's name, organization, and complaint and medicine or treatment to be given. Entries are unarranged.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 91). 1 in. Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1863-64. 1 vol. Contains a record of surgical cases, showing patient's name, rank, organization, and nature of wound; statistical reports concerning sick and wounded; a record of deaths and effects; lists of patients to whom rations of tobacco had been issued; and invoices of medicines and hospital stores. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of material as described.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 440). ½ in. Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1863-64. 1 vol. Contains statistical reports of diseases; statistical reports of patients discharged on surgeon's certificate; case histories of wounded men; lists of medicines and equipment received; tabular statements of gunshot wounds and vaccinations; and lists of medical officers, attendants, and detailed men. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of record and thereunder chronologically.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 61). 1 in. Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1861-63. 1 vol. Contains a list of men sent to Camp Lee for temporary duty, 1863; a list of cases disposed of, 1862; a list of men in private quarters, 1862-63; and a list of men who died in the hospital, 1862-63. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of record as described.
Record Group 109, (ch. VI, vol. 220). 1 in.

Record Book, Chimborazo Hospital No. 5. 1865. 1 vol. Contains some returns of hospital property, lists of employees, and lists of patients. The contents of the volume are arranged by type of record. Much of the volume is illegible.

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