Shenandoah at War
— Valley Campaigns —In September 1861, the Confederate Medical Department built a large general hospital on this site because Mt. Jackson was the western terminus of the Manassas Gap Railroad, which provided access to northern Virginia battlefields. Dr. Andrew Russell Meem, a Shenandoah County resident who was a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania medical College, was Surgeon-in-Charge. He resided at Harrison House, the home of local businessman Col. Levi Rinker, who owned the hospital site and a plot across the Valley Turnpike, "Our Soldiers' Cemetery," to bury those who died here.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civl War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:00pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 705611 N 4292236|
|Decimal Degrees||38.75490000, -78.63380000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 45.294', W 78° 38.028'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 45' 17.64" N, 78° 38' 1.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5540 Main St, Mt Jackson VA 22842, US|
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