— Battle of Lynchburg —Union Gen. David Hunter's army reached the outskirts of Lynchburg on June 17, 1864, despite being delayed by engagements with Gen. John McCausland's Confederate cavalry. That evening, Hunter made his headquarters here at Sandusky, aware that Confederate reinforcements were arriving. He remained confident, however, that he could carry out Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's orders to capture Lynchburg. That night, in Sandusky's parlor, Hunter and his commanders planned the assault on Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early's defenses.
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|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00|
|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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