Yesterday I spent several hours at the Old City Cemetery in Lynchburg, Virginia, I was looking for George Woods, he's the paternal grandfather of a great aunt. I was told at the office when I asked for any records that they had, I was the first relative to ask for him, I didn't know that they kept track of who inquires, I'm guessing since he was a Civil War Soldier any information that they could get about him would help with future inquiries.
George is listed on the Speakers Belvedere from Georgia, Comp. D 26, according to the records, he was 6'8" tall, which I find very tall, I thought that most men of that time were shorter. George died of Typhoid Fever. There is a section of Civil War Soldiers who did die of small pox and they are buried in the section next to the belvedere and across from it.
a Miss Sarah Scarborough, as far as I know they had 2 boys together, James Wesley Woods and Francis Marion Woods. Sarah remarried a Mr. McCormick in 1865.
There are a handful of buildings at the Cemetery that are museums, there is a great place to have a picnic across from the chapel, they hold weddings there, and we saw a few photographers out. If you have the chance to be in the area, make sure you have an hour to visit.