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.