Crippled Corps and VM.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery

Crippled Corps and VM.I. Cadets Form Inner Defenses in Old City Cemetery (HM1EN5)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24504
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N 37° 24.928', W 79° 9.416'

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Battle of Lynchburg, June 18, 1864

A week before the city of Lynchburg was to be invaded by 18,000 Union troops, the city lay vulnerable, unprotected by Confederate forces.

Brigadier General Francis T. Nicholls, a double amputee, who had recovered in a Lynchburg hospital, organized a corps of convalescing Confederates from Lynchburg's numerous hospitals to defend the city during that critical week.Over 700 "cripple corps" manned the barricades along with 200 Virginia Military Institute cadets who had rushed to the city.

The initial line of inner defenses ran through Old City Cemetery where V.M.I. cadets bivouacked for the night.

The cadets and convalescents protected Lynchburg until the Confederate Second Corps and other units arrived to repel the Union attack the next day.
HM NumberHM1EN5
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 663099 N 4142557
Decimal Degrees37.41546667, -79.15693333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 24.928', W 79° 9.416'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 24' 55.68" N, 79° 9' 24.96" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 301 Monroe St, Lynchburg VA 24504, US
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