Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Spring Hill Cemetery
Confederate Generals Rest
—Battle of Lynchburg —
Organized in 1852, Spring Hill Cemetery was designed by John Notman of Philadelphia, noted for Laurel Hill Cemetery in that city and Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. When Jubal Early died in Lynchburg in 1894, he was buried in the southwest corner of the cemetery near the spot from which he commanded the battle. Lucy Wilhelmina Otey, who organized the Ladies’ Relief Hospital to care for the most seriously wounded throughout the Civil War, rests nearby.
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails marker series.
Location. 37° 23.734′ N, 79° 9.925′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is on Fort Avenue (U.S. 460), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3000 Fort Avenue, Lynchburg VA 24501, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Fort Early (approx. 0.6 miles away); Jubal Early Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Second Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A. (approx. 0.6 miles away); Mustered and Disbanded 1861-1865 (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Early (approx. 0.6 miles away); Virginia University of Lynchburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Civil War in Lynchburg (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kemper Street Station (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
More about this marker. The marker displays three portraits to the right of the main text:
Gen. Thomas T. Munford (1831-1918) graduated from V.M.I. and was commissioned Col. Of the 2d Va. Cavalry after First Manassas, serving with the Army of Northern Virginia until Appomattox. Munford was a successful industrialist in Lynchburg after the war and is buried near his wife. - Library of Congress
Gen. James Dearing (1840-65). Commissioned a lieutenant in 1861 in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans, Dearing later served in Pickett’s Division and was commissioned a Gen. in April 1864. He died April 22, 1865 of wounds received at High Bridge and is buried here near Early. - Hicks Collection
Gen. Jubal Anderson Early (1816-94) commanded the post in Lynchburg before joining Beauregard at First Manassas. At
Regarding Spring Hill Cemetery. This is one in a series of Civil War Trails markers interpreting the Battle of Lynchburg (17-18 June 1864) and the city's role in the Civil War. Select the Civil War Virtual Tour by Marker link below to see other related markers.
Also see . . . Civil War Lynchburg Virtual Tour by Markers. An eight stop Civil War Trails tour, with several Virginia state markers and other memorials added. (Submitted on December 8, 2007, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
1. Brief Biography of Gen. James Dearing
James Griffin Dearing, Jr. was born 4/25/1840 at "Otterburne," in Campbell County, Virginia, a son of James Dearing, Sr. (from Rappahannock County) and Mary "Judy" A. Lynch. He attended Hanover Academy and was appointed to the USMA by the Honorable Thomas S. Bockock, from Castle Craig, Campbell Co., 5th Va. District. Entered USMA 7/1/58, age 18 and 2 months. Classmate of Joseph G. Blount (later of the Lynchburg Artillery). Stood 16 in a class of 54, June 1860. Resigned 4/22/1861. 2nd Lt. of the Washington
— Submitted March 27, 2009, by Robert H. Moore, II of Winchester, Virginia.
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