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Inner Defences

 
 
Inner Defences Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Inner Defences Marker
Inscription.  Near here ran the line of inner defences located by Gen. D. H. Hill, June, 1864. He had been sent from Petersburg by Gen. Beauregard to assist Gen. Breckinridge then in command. On Gen. Early’s arrival, troops were moved to the outer work.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Data. (Marker Number Q-6-9.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
 
Location. 37° 24.772′ N, 79° 9.287′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on 5th Street (Virginia Route 163), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on 5th Street, between Taylor Street and Wise Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blind Billy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old City Cemetery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Old City Cemetery (about 400 feet away); The Gatehouse Story
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Photographed By Bernard Fisher, May 26, 2014
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(about 400 feet away); 1858 Map of Old City Cemetery (about 400 feet away); Symbolism, Gravemarkers and Grave Decorations (about 400 feet away); Four Little Boys (about 400 feet away); Bransford Vawter (1815-1838) (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Also see . . .  Lynchburg. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,050 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on May 26, 2014, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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Aug. 12, 2022