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Tinbridge Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lynchburg, Virginia

A Civil War Hospital Center

 
 
Lynchburg, Virginia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Lynchburg, Virginia Marker
Inscription.  Lynchburg was known as “Tobacco Town” before the Civil War, with its 70 thriving tobacco businesses and numerous warehouses. It was also a railroad hub, the terminus of three railroads. Early in the Civil War, many of the warehouses were converted to hospitals and the railroad became the conduit for Confederate casualties pouring into the city. There a peak time after the Battle of the Wilderness (May 1864) when Lynchburg, with 6,000 inhabitants, was overwhelmed with over 10,000 wounded and diseased soldiers. During the four year Civil War, as the South’s largest outpost hospital center, Lynchburg admitted in excess of 20,000 patients with nearly 3,000 deaths. Over 2,200 of those soldiers are buried in this Confederate Section of the Old City Cemetery.

To the left you’ll find the location of the tobacco warehouses and Lynchburg’s other buildings which were converted for hospital use. Additional private homes, used as temporary hospitals, brought the total number of hospitals to over thirty.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Science & MedicineWar, US Civil.
 
Location.
Location of major hospitals in Lynchburg during the Civil War image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
2. Location of major hospitals in Lynchburg during the Civil War
37° 24.928′ N, 79° 9.419′ W. Marker is in Tinbridge Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Taylor Street and 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 401 Taylor Street, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Confederate Section (here, next to this marker); Lucy Mina Otey and the Ladie’s Relief Hospital (here, next to this marker); Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons (here, next to this marker); Silas Green (here, next to this marker); Crippled Corps and V.M.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery (here, next to this marker); Women of Lynchburg's Confederate Hospitals (here, next to this marker); Confederate Smallpox Memorial (a few steps from this marker); The Confederate Memorial Arch (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tinbridge Hill.
 
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.) 
 
Lynchburg Civil War Hospital Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
3. Lynchburg Civil War Hospital Markers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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Sep. 26, 2020