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Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons

 
 
Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
1. Lynchburg’s Confederate Surgeons Marker
Inscription. Lynchburg’s hospital center was staffed with over 50 military surgeons reporting for duty from all parts of the Confederacy.

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. Touch 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 V.M.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery
Lynchburg Civil War Hospital Markers image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
2. Lynchburg Civil War Hospital Markers
(here, next to this marker); 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). Touch for a list and map 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 & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 512 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 28, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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