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Defense Works

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Defense Works Marker
Inscription.  On the crest of the hill just to the south was a redoubt forming part of the defenses thrown up by General D. H. Hill, June, 1864. These works were held by General Imboden's cavalry. A military road was constructed to connect this point with Fort McCausland. Signs of this road may still be seen in old Rivermont Park.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q-6-5.)
 
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° 26.342′ N, 79° 10.885′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rivermont Avenue and Langhorne Road, on the right when traveling west on Rivermont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24503, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Sallie Blount Mahood (1864-1953) (approx. 0.3 miles away); Helen McGehee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Randolph-Macon Woman's College (approx.
Rivermont Ave (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave (facing west)
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half a mile away); Morris Stanley Alexander (1891-1977) (approx. half a mile away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. 0.6 miles away); Safe Haven in Lynchburg: Project Y (approx. 0.8 miles away); Miller-Claytor House (approx. one mile away); Packet Boat Marshall (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 591 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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