The Presbyterian Cemetery serves as the final resting place for men and women who served in all branches of the military. There is a Civil War Trails marker near the main entrance, and throughout the cemetery one will find memorials and plaques honoring soldiers from the War of 1812 through modern-day conflicts.
During the Civil War, Lynchburg was the second-largest hospital city in the state, behind Richmond. Thousands of soldiers were sent to Lynchburg to heal. Many did not survive.
About 300 Confederate soldiers are buried in Presbyterian Cemetery, making it one of the largest Confederate burial sites in Central Virginia. Included in this group are Brigadier General Samuel Garland, Major General Robert Rodes, and 43 soldiers known only to God.