Lynchburg, Virginia was a vital transportation hub and a critical hospital center for the Confederacy, thus a prime Union target. Home to 11 Civil War Trails sites, the area is sure to satisfy every CW buff!
At Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, you can walk the very roads walked by Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. Explore the original village where ‘our nation reunited ‘in April of 1865. Visit the McLean house where Lee and Grant signed the terms of surrender, bringing an end to the bloodiest chapter of American history.
Built in 1808 this Federal Style mansion was taken over and used as Union headquarters during the Battle of Lynchburg. The site is now known as Historic Sandusky and Civil War Center.
National Civil war Chaplains’ Museum
This unique museum is dedicated to the role of chaplains, priests, and rabbis in the US and CSA armies during the Civil War. Employing videos, murals, paintings, artifacts, and displays the museum teaches visitors the importance of religion to soldiers of both North and South. Special attention is also given to the role of the US Christian Commission, the forerunner of today's USO and Red Cross.
Beginning in April of 2011 the Lynchburg Museum will feature a special “Civil War in Lynchburg” exhibit. Many local and borrowed artifacts with a Lynchburg and Civil War connection (flags, weapons and photographs) will be displayed throughout 2011.
Old City Cemetery
This 26-acre site features historic gravestones, monuments, ironwork enclosures, Butterfly Garden & Lotus Pond, 19th-century shrubs and local architectural relics. 5 museums on the grounds include the Pest House Medical Museum, the Cemetery Center, the Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum and the Station House Museum. The memorable Confederate Cemetery contains over 2200 graves of soldiers from 14 states.
Last Updated: 5/16/2011 10:26 AM