Early and HunterIn early May 1864, while Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee confronted the Union Army of the Potomac west of Fredericksburg, Union Gen. U.S. Grant sent Gen. Franz Sigel's army to destroy Lee's supplies in the Shenandoah Valley. After the Union defeat at New Market on May 15, Grant relieved Sigel and ordered his replacement, Gen. David Hunter, to seize Lynchburg, a strategic railway and supply center for the Confederate army.
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|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 659690 N 4138567|
|Decimal Degrees||37.38011667, -79.19630000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 22.807', W 79° 11.778'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 22' 48.42" N, 79° 11' 46.68" W|
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|Area Code(s)||434, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 757 Sandusky Dr, Lynchburg VA 24502, US|
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