“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)

Fort McCausland

Fort McCausland marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Fort McCausland marker
Inscription. The fort on the hill here was constructed by General J.A. Early to protect the approach to Lynchburg from the west. Union cavalry skirmished with the Confederates along the road immediately west of the fort. The Unionists, driven back by General McCausland, were unable to enter the city from this direction.
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservtion Commission. (Marker Number Q-6-2.)
Location. 37° 24.806′ N, 79° 11.046′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Langhorne Road (U.S. 501), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is on located in front of Agudath Sholom Synagogue, on Langhorne Road. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2055 Langhorne Road, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fort McCausland (a few steps from this marker); Lynchburg College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War in Lynchburg (approx. 1.1 miles away); Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865 (approx. 1.3 miles away); Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hearse House & Caretakers' Museum
Fort McCausland markers image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
2. Fort McCausland markers
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Cemetery Caretakers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Gravemarkers in the Old City Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lynchburg.
Regarding Fort McCausland. This is one in a series of Civil War Trails markers interpreting the Battle of Lynchburg (17-18 June 1864) and the city's role in the Civil War. Select the Civil War Virtual Tour by Marker link below to see other related markers.
Also see . . .  Civil War Lynchburg Virtual Tour by Markers. An eight stop Civil War Trails tour, with several Virginia state markers and other memorials added. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
Categories. War, US Civil
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,333 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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