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Danville, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Confederate Prison No. 6

 
 
Confederate Prison No. 6 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
1. Confederate Prison No. 6 Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1855 as a tobacco factory by Major William T. Sutherlin, this renovated structure housed Union prisoners during the Civil War, 1861-1865. It was one of six Danville Confederate prisons in which as many as 7000 Union soldiers were confined.
 
Erected 1985 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number q 5h.)
 
Location. 36° 35.169′ N, 79° 23.425′ W. Marker is in Danville, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Loyal Street and Lynn Street, on the right when traveling north on Loyal Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Danville VA 24541, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Prison Number 6 (here, next to this marker); Loyal Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Bloody Monday (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Danville Tobacco Warehouse and Residential District (about 500 feet away); Danville System (about 600 feet away); The Worsham Street Bridge (approx. 0.2 miles away); Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Richmond & Danville Railroad (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Danville.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Loyal St & Lynn St image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, June 15, 2013
2. Loyal St & Lynn St
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 16, 2013, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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