The city of Richmond, capital of the Confederacy and primary target of Union campaigns, was also the central destination for thousands of Confederate soldiers wounded on the battlefields of Virginia during the Civil War. Realizing that a long war and thousands more casualties lay ahead, Southern leaders ordered the construction of five general hospitals in Richmond. The largest of these was Chimborazo.
Today the Chimborazo Medical Museum houses a collection of equipment used by the doctors and nurses who tended to the soldiers of the Confederacy. Exhibits include a 17 minute film and a diorama of the hospital.