Fort Early

Fort Early (HM1SX)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501
Country: United States of America

N 37° 23.403', W 79° 10.359'

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Named for Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early, this roughly square earthen redoubt served as a part of the outer line of defense for Lynchburg in June 1864. Fort Early and the outer fortifications were constructed to provide additional protection for the vital railroad facilities in Lynchburg threatened by Union Maj. Gen. David Hunter's troops after Early arrived on 17 June. On 18 June, Hunter advanced his troops towards Confederate positions, while Union artillery bombarded Fort Early and other Confederate fortifications. After a number of unsuccessfull assaults during the day, Hunter ordered a retreat that night. His troops withdrew to the southwest towards present-day Roanoke.
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HM NumberHM1SX
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Marker NumberQ?6-1
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 6:37am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 661763 N 4139710
Decimal Degrees37.39005000, -79.17265000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 23.403', W 79° 10.359'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 23' 24.18" N, 79° 10' 21.54" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3534-3598 VA-163, Lynchburg VA 24501, US
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