Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons
The War Department appointed Lynchburg physician, William Otway Owen, as Surgeon-in-Charge of Lynchburg’s large medical complex.
Another Lynchburg physician, Dr. Edward A. Craighill, entered the Army at seventeen becoming the Medical Department’s youngest physician to serve. Craighill, who worked in the College Hospital, wrote of his incredible experiences after the War.
Dr. John J. Terrell, a Quaker from Bedford County, Virginia, served in Burton’s Hospital, reformed conditions in the infamous Pest House hospital (recreated nearby), and with Dr. Craighill, cared for the many wounded Union soldiers who had been left behind at Sandusky after General Hunter’s retreat following the Battle of Lynchburg.
Location. 37° 24.927′ N, 79° 9.417′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Silas Green (here, next to this marker); Crippled Corps and VM.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery Lynchburg, Virginia (here, next to this marker); The Confederate Section (here, next to this marker); Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladie’s Relief Hospital (here, next to this marker); Professor Frank Trigg (within shouting distance of this marker); Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carl Porter Cato Rose Collection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
Also see . . . Old City Cemetery. The oldest public cemetery in Virginia still in use today - central Virginia's most unique public garden (Submitted on May 28, 2014.)
Categories. • Science & Medicine • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 477 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.