Camp Davis

Camp Davis (HM1OTB)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 24.301', W 79° 9.147'

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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.
Marker NumberQ-6 29
Year Placed2014
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 24th, 2015 at 1:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663519 N 4141405
Decimal Degrees37.40501667, -79.15245000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.301', W 79° 9.147'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 18.06" N, 79° 9' 8.82" W
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Area Code(s)434
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1518 12th St, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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