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Near Bedford in Bedford County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hunter's Bivouac

 
 
Hunter's Bivouac Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
1. Hunter's Bivouac Marker
Inscription. Near here General Hunter, on his retreat from Lynchburg, halted for the night of June 18, 1864. He resumed his retreat early in the morning of June 19.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number K 130.)
 
Location. 37° 20.744′ N, 79° 34.248′ W. Marker is near Bedford, Virginia, in Bedford County. Marker is on West Lynchburg Salem Turnpike (U.S. 460) 0.3 miles west of Patterson Mill Road (Virginia Route 680), in the median. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1785 W Lynchburg Salem Tpke, Bedford VA 24523, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Robey W. Estes Sr. Plaza (approx. 2.2 miles away); Randolph-Macon Academy (approx. 2.3 miles away); Avenel (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bedford (approx. 2.7 miles away); Peaks of Otter Road (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bedford County WWII Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away); Bedford County Confederate Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); a different marker also named Bedford (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bedford.
 
Also see . . .  Hunter's Raid - The Lynchburg Campaign. (Submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
US Rt 460 (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, May 29, 2011
2. US Rt 460 (facing west)

 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 30, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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