Civil War Lynchburg

Civil War Lynchburg (HM21H)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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N 37° 24.95', W 79° 8.418'

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Supplying Lee's Army

— Battle of Lynchburg —

Established in 1786, Lynchburg was a thriving commercial center famous for its tobacco and manufacturing industries when Fort Sumter, South Carolina was bombarded in April 1861 and the Civil War began. Lynchburg's Fair Grounds and Camp Davis immediately began receiving troops for training from all over the South.

During the war, the city's foundries and factories produced munitions, mills ground flour for rations, and railway trains and canal boats transported men and supplies to the front. Citizens made uniforms and musket cartridges and cared for the thousands of sick and wounded soldiers in Lynchburg's thirty-two military hospitals.

Lynchburg escaped destruction when Gen. Jubal A. Early's Confederate forces repelled Union Gen. Davis Hunter's attack in June 1864. After Richmond fell on April 3, 1865, Lynchburg served briefly as the state capital until Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox ended the fighting in Virginia.
HM NumberHM21H
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Wednesday, October 1st, 2014 at 12:31pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664570 N 4142626
Decimal Degrees37.41583333, -79.14030000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.95', W 79° 8.418'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 57.00" N, 79° 8' 25.08" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11722-11798 James River Heritage Trail, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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