On June 31, 1864 General Hunter, retreating from defeat at Lynchburg by General Early, met Confederate forces led by General John McCausland. After losing some of his artillery here, Hunter continued his withdrawal northwest through New Castle to . . . — — Map (db m3843) HM
Welcome to the Hanging Rock Battlefield Trail. This 1.6 mile linear park is the Roanoke Valleyís first rails-to-trails project converting a former railroad right-of-way into a hiking and biking trail. The projectís master plan presents an . . . — — Map (db m15104) HM
Near the site, on the morning of June 21, 1864, Union Major General David Hunterís ambulances, artillery, and supply and munitions wagons crossed the ford at Masonís Creek. The wagon train stalled, and was left unprotected because U.S. Brig. General . . . — — Map (db m15100) HM
On June 21, 1864, following two days of fighting at Lynchburg, Confederate Gen. Robert Ransomís cavalry, pursuing Union Gen. David Hunterís retreating column, engaged in a conflict that would ultimately become known as the Battle of Hanging Rock. . . . — — Map (db m4012) HM
The Hanging Rock coal trestle functioned as a coal unloading facility, and was built by the Norfolk and Western Railway in 1943 from a standard plan used for this type of structure.
At the turn of the century, most industries utilized a . . . — — Map (db m15094) HM
On June 21, 1864, two future presidents marched with Major General David Hunterís Army of Western Virginia on its retreat from Lynchburg to West Virginia by way of Hanging Rock and the old New Castle Turnpike.
Colonel Rutherford Birchard . . . — — Map (db m15101) HM
When Miss Massie Garst died in 1960, she bequested the Hanging Rock and Buzzardís Roost to the Virginia Division United Daughters of the Confederacy. She will that this site be preserved as memorial to the brave soldiers who fought and died in the . . . — — Map (db m15103) HM