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College Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Inner Defenses

1864

 
 
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By Bill Coughlin, April 26, 2007
1. Inner Defenses Marker
Inscription.  Here ran the Inner line of Lynchburg defenses thrown up by General D. H. Hill in June, 1864. General John C. Breckinridge. Confronting General Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley, made a forced march to forestall Hunter. Hill constructed a shallow line of trenches, occupied by Breckinridge, and hospital convalescents and Home Guards. It became a reserve line when General Early arrived.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q-6-3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 37° 24.368′ N, 79° 9.066′ W. Marker is in College Hill in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of 12th Street and Floyd Street, on the left when traveling south on 12th Street. Marker is located in front of Robert S. Payne Elementary School. 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. Camp Davis (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); C.W. Seay (about 700 feet away); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home
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By Brandon D Cross, June 7, 2016
2. Inner Defenses Marker
(about 700 feet away); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (about 800 feet away); The Anne Spencer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pauline Weeden Maloney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dr. Robert Walter Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Dr. Johnson's Tennis Court (approx. 0.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lynchburg. CWSAC Battle Summaries website. (Submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,119 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   2. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.
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Jun. 3, 2020