Amherst in Amherst County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Action at Tye River
Erected 2000 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number R-61.)
Location. 37° 39.286′ N, 78° 57.677′ W. Marker is in Amherst, Virginia, in Amherst County. Marker is on North Amherst Highway (U.S. 29) south of Ty River Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Amherst VA 24521, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Scale House (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Rivers (approx. 2.3 miles away); Grave of Patrick Henry’s Mother Cabellsville (approx. 3.7 miles away); Hurricane Camille (approx. 4.6 miles away); American Cyanamid (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Virginia Blue Ridge Railway (approx. 5 miles away); Oak Ridge Estates (approx. 5.1 miles away).
1. Old Marker
This marker replaces an older R-61 with the same title, which stood on Highway 29, south of the Tye River Bridge. The old marker read, About 800 yards east, on June 11, 1864, the Botetourt Battery, C.S.A., prevented Federal Raiders from burning the Orange and Alexandria Railroad Bridge, thus enabling General Jubal Early to reach Lynchburg in time to save it from capture by General Hunter.
— Submitted August 15, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,840 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 14, 2008, by Laura Troy of Burke, Virginia. 2. submitted on September 12, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.