Page 3 - Civil War Walking tour of Lynchburg
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in the
Civil War
to the War. From your vantage point, the city would have been easily recognizable. The Court House would have held this same commanding presence over the orderly grid patterned streets, the railroad tracks, and the river below. During the Civil War, Downtown Lynchburg was the location of the railroad supply lines and many hospitals which treated the Confederate sick and wounded. From April 6–10, 1865, the Capital of Virginia was moved to Lynchburg, as Richmond fell to Union forces and the final battles raged near Appomattox Court House, a scant 20 miles away.

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