Quaker Meeting House

Quaker Meeting House (HM21A)

Location: Lynchburg, VA 24502
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N 37° 22.362', W 79° 11.578'

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The Battle Begins

— Battle of Lynchburg —

From here in June 1864, Confederate cavalrymen watched Gen. David Hunter's Union army advance toward them on the Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Fort Ave). Hunter departed Lexington on June 14 and crossed the Blue Ridge Mountains near Peaks of Otter. Liberty (Bedford) fell the next day, but Confederate Gen. John McCausland's cavalry was so successful in delaying Hunter's army that it did not reach the ridge seen in the distance until the afternoon of June 17.

Gen. John D. Imboden's cavalry joined McCausland to defend this high ground until Gen. Jubal A. Early's command arrived. The dismounted troopers dug trenches for protection and used the cemetery wall to shelter the artillery. Union Gen. William W. Averell's cavalry attacked late in the afternoon but was repulsed. Gen. George Crook's Federal infantry followed with a successful assault, but by then Early's corps had arrived and the Battle of Lynchburg began in earnest.
HM NumberHM21A
Series This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series
Placed ByVirginia Civil War Trails
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 1:35am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 660001 N 4137750
Decimal Degrees37.37270000, -79.19296667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 22.362', W 79° 11.578'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 22' 21.72" N, 79° 11' 34.68" W
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Area Code(s)434, 540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 5840-5898 US-460 BUS, Lynchburg VA 24502, US
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