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Lynchburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Defense Works

 
 
Defense Works Marker image. Click for full size.
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.)
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Randolph-Macon Woman's College (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); Hull of the Packet Boat Marshall (approx. one mile away); Inner Defenses 1864 (approx. 1.8 miles away); Fort McCausland (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rivermont Ave (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 466 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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