During the Civil War, Lynchburg was a major Confederate hospital center, transportation hub, and supply base. While the Battle of Lynchburg in 1864 was not a major conflict, the Confederate victory kept the Union forces from destroying the City, preserving many sites for visitors to enjoy today. Although the City's economy was devastated by the Civil War, tobacco, railroads, and manufacturing brought Lynchburg back quickly into one of the thriving industrial communities of the "New South." Since then, the City has become home to five colleges and universities, is a leading health care center, and has seen its economy move from smoke and smokestacks to technology, education, and services.
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Last Updated: 7/22/2011 11:36 AM