Lynchburg Civil War Hospitals

Lynchburg Civil War Hospitals (HMRT1)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
Country: United States of America

N 37° 24.604', W 79° 8.647'

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Knight and Miller Tobacco Factories

— Battle of Lynchburg —

These tobacco factories, built in 1845, were typical of the nineteen in Lynchburg converted into hospitals during the Civil War. Surgeon J.K. Page supervised Knight's and Miller's as divisions of General Hospital No. 2.

The Thirty-two hospitals established in Lynchburg treated 3,000 to 4,000 patients at any given time, a remarkable achievement since Lynchburg's 1860 population was 6,853. Citizens opened their own homes after major battle such as Gettysburg and the Wilderness when the deluge of casualties arrived by train exceeded 10,000.

Lynchburg's hospitals made considerable progress during the war in hygiene and the treatment of wounds. Physicians like John J. Terrell and William Otway Owen worked constantly to improve conditions, saving the lives of hundreds of patients who otherwise would have died.
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HM NumberHMRT1
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
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Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 at 1:44am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 664245 N 4141980
Decimal Degrees37.41006667, -79.14411667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.604', W 79° 8.647'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 36.24" N, 79° 8' 38.82" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-612 12th St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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