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

Inner Defenses 1864

 
 
Inner Defenses 1864 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
1. Inner Defenses 1864 Marker
Inscription. A line of shallow entrenchments extended from near this point along the crest of the hill to the east. These works were occupied by the cadets of the Virginia Military Institute, who had marched here with General Breckinridge after the Institute at Lexington was burned by General Hunter.
 
Erected 1941 by Virginia Conservation Commission. (Marker Number Q-6-7.)
 
Location. 37° 25.611′ N, 79° 9.206′ W. Marker is in Lynchburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Rivermont Avenue and Fitzhugh Place, on the right when traveling east on Rivermont Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lynchburg VA 24504, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Point of Honor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jacob E. Yoder (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Point of Honor (approx. 0.7 miles away); Allen Weir Freeman, M.D. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Douglas Southall Freeman (approx. 0.7 miles away); Abram Frederick Biggers and Biggers School (approx. mile away); Lynchburg History (approx. mile away); Court Street Baptist Church Tragedy (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lynchburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Rivermont Ave (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 12, 2012
2. Rivermont Ave (facing east)
 
 
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 385 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 14, 2012, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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