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

Inner Defenses


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Photographed 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 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° 24.368′ N, 79° 9.066′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. It is in College Hill. 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
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Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 7, 2016
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(about 700 feet away); Amelia Perry Pride’s Dorchester Home (about 700 feet away); Chauncey E. Spencer, Sr. (about 800 feet away); The Anne Spencer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Anne Spencer House (approx. 0.2 miles away); In Tribute to Anne Bethel Spencer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Anne Spencer Home and Edankraal (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 1, 2023. It was originally submitted on January 22, 2009. This page has been viewed 1,246 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on September 17, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on January 22, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   2. submitted on November 18, 2016, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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Mar. 31, 2023