Civil War  |  Museum

Old City Cemetery and Pest House Medical Museum


401 Taylor Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
United States

The Old City Cemetery served three distinct and important roles in the Civil War: it was a burial ground for over 2,700 soldiers, both Union and Confederate; it was the location of the Pest House smallpox quarantine hospital; it was the location of the quartermaster's glanders stable for innovative medical research on a disease affecting the Confederate cavalry horses. It also was the site of the initial line of inner defenses on June 18, 1864 during Hunter's Raid and the Battle of Lynchburg.