The Confederate Right Flank
— Battle of Lynchburg —To your right, Confederates built an earthen redoubt in 1864 to defend the strategic Virginia & Tennessee Railroad trestle over Ivy Creek. The six-gun battery of the Botetourt Artillery manned the redoubt and a position on the other side of Forest Road (Langhorne Road) crossing in front. To capture Lynchburg, Union Gen. David Hunter had divided his army and sent Gen. Alfred N.A. Duffie's cavalry to seize the city by turning the Confederate right flank.
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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||Monday, October 6th, 2014 at 6:32pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 660691 N 4142277|
|Decimal Degrees||37.41336667, -79.18420000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 24.802', W 79° 11.052'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 24' 48.12" N, 79° 11' 3.12" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 2043-2059 US-501 BUS, Lynchburg VA 24501, US|
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