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During the Civil War, Lynchburg was home to the second largest permanent hospital center in the Confederacy. At times there were more sick and wounded soldiers in the city than residents. Historian Ted Delaney will give an illustrated overview of this astounding medical complex, including its general and specialty hospitals (like the Ladies Relief Hospital and “Pest House”), its remarkable leaders (like Dr. John Terrell and Lucy Mina Otey), and the forgotten men and women—free and enslaved—who worked tirelessly to relieve suffering and save lives.
Ted Delaney is the Assistant Director of Old City Cemetery Museums & Arboretum in Lynchburg. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and co-author of Free Blacks of Lynchburg, Virginia, 1805-1865. He has written and consulted extensively about diverse topics of local history and genealogy.
Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members. Time: 6:30 p.m. (refreshments); 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (talk). Sign up online here or pay at the door.