The Battle Begins
— Battle of Lynchburg —From here in June 1864, Confederate cavalrymen watched Gen. David Hunter's Union army advance toward them on the Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Fort Ave). Hunter departed Lexington on June 14 and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains near Peaks of Otter. Liberty (Bedford) fell the next day, but Confederate Gen. John McCausland's cavalry was so successful in delaying Hunter's army that it did not reach the ridge seen in the distance until the afternoon of June 17.
|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, September 19th, 2014 at 1:35am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 660001 N 4137750|
|Decimal Degrees||37.37270000, -79.19296667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 22.362', W 79° 11.578'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 22' 21.72" N, 79° 11' 34.68" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||434, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 5840-5898 US-460 BUS, Lynchburg VA 24502, US|
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