Page 2 - Civil War Walking tour of Lynchburg
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Downtown Lynchburg
Begin at 901 Court Street
From a starting point at the Lynchburg Museum at the Old Court House, Lynchburg’s central business district and modern Downtown lies between you and the James River. At the outbreak of the War in 1861, the population of Lynchburg was around 7,000, including about 2,700 African American slaves. Lynchburg was a vibrant and bustling town, with commerce of many kinds
but most well known for processing the tobacco grown in the surrounding countryside. This product was shipped down the river or by one of three railroads. Per capita, Lynchburg was the second wealthiest city in America just prior
Lynchburg from Madison Heights, 1855
Detail of a lithograph by Edward Beyer CourtEsy of tHE JonEs MEMoriaL LiBrary

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