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!
Historic Sandusky was 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.
The National Civil War Chaplains' Museum is a unique museum that 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.
The Lynchburg Museum beginning in June of 2014 will feature an exhibit on the James River and how it runs through our history. Learn how this waterway that gave birth to Lynchburg contributed to the Civil War.
Old City Cemetery is a 26-acre site featuring historic gravestones, monuments, ironwork enclosures, aButterfly 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.
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.
At The Museum of the Confederacy see artifacts, exhibits and documents including General Lee's sword and the uniform that he wore to the meeting with Grant at Appomattox Court House. Hear the words of Robert E. Lee's final order to his troops as they surrendered.