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Camp Davis

 
 
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By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
1. Camp Davis Marker
Inscription. Camp Davis, a Civil War mustering ground for Confederate troops from Virginia under the command of Col. Jubal A. Early, once occupied this area. At least 130 Southern soldiers died at the camp's own Pratt Hospital and were buried in Lynchburg's Old City Cemetery. The neighborhood's historically African American identity took shape during Reconstruction, when Camp Davis became an important refuge for freed slaves. Before being annexed by the city in 1870, it was the site of Federal military headquarters, the Freedmen's Bureau Camp Davis School headed by Jacob Eschbach Yoder and a black Methodist Episcopal Church.
 
Erected 2014 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number Q-6-29.)
 
Location. 37° 24.301′ N, 79° 9.147′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Pierce Street just south of 12th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. C.W. Seay (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (about 300 feet away); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr.
Camp Davis Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, October 15, 2015
2. Camp Davis Marker
(about 400 feet away); The Anne Spencer House (about 400 feet away); Inner Defenses (about 600 feet away); Pauline Weeden Maloney (about 600 feet away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. African AmericansWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 24, 2015, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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