Lynchburg Defenses

Lynchburg Defenses (HMV72)

Location: Madison Heights, VA 24572 Amherst County
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N 37° 25.455', W 79° 7.563'

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During the Civil War, a line of trenches andfortified artillery positions extending pasthere were built late in 1863 to defend Lynchburg against attack from the north. Brig.Gen. Francis T. Nicholls was responsible forensuring that the local militia, invalids, andconvalescents properly manned the fortifications. On 12 June 1864, Nicholls ordered thelocal militia and invalids into these lines torepel a possible advance by Federal cavalrycommanded by Brig. Gen. Alfred Duffle, butthe Federals altered their course to Lexington.Soon after, the Confederates moved intodefense works south of the city to face Maj. Gen.David Hunter's assault on 17-18 June 1864.
HM NumberHMV72
Marker NumberR-4
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 665813 N 4143585
Decimal Degrees37.42425000, -79.12605000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 25.455', W 79° 7.563'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 25' 27.30" N, 79° 7' 33.78" W
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Area Code(s)434
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 Old Town Connector, Madison Heights VA 24572, US
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