Saturday, February 4, 2012

Confederate Hospital Building Collapses in Lynchburg, Va.-- Part 1

From Feb. 2nd ABC 13 News, Lynchburg, Va. "Historic Lynchburg Building to Be Demolished."

I knew about the huge Confederate hospital in Richmond, Va. (Chimborazo, I think), but did not know about the role Lynchburg, Va.,  played in caring for Confederate wounded during the war until I came across this article.

Dunbar Drive is now shut down because of a building collapse at 612.  Before the Civil War, the building was a tobacco factory, one of many that were converted into hospitals for Confederate wounded as casualty lists climbed.

By 1864, Lynchburg had become the second largest hospital area for Confederate soldiers (not sure if that was just Virginia or the whole Confederacy, but guess it would be the whole country considering the amount of fighting taking place in that state.

More to Come.  --Old Secesh

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