The Confederate Center
— Battle of Lynchburg —Following the Confederate defeat at Gettysburg in July 1863, Lynchburg's citizens became concerned about the lack of defenses around the city. Gen. Francis Nicholls, post commander, prepared a series of earthen redoubts and trenches at strategic points to take advantage of Lynchburg's topography. He designed the earthen redoubt here to protect an artillery battery covering the Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Fort Ave.).
|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||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 7:15pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 661710 N 4139640|
|Decimal Degrees||37.38943333, -79.17326667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 23.366', W 79° 10.396'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 23' 21.96" N, 79° 10' 23.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3786-3812 US-460 BUS, Lynchburg VA 24501, US|
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