The fort on the hill here was constructed by General J. A. Early to protect the approach to Lynchburg from the west. Union cavalry skirmished with the Confederates along the road immediately west of the fort. The Unionists, driven back by General McCausland, were unable to enter the city from this direction.
Geographic Location: Lynchburg
Physical Description of Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501. Located on Langhorne Road (Hwy 501), 0.5 miles southeast of the junction of Langhorne Road (Hwy 501) and Cranehill Drive. Marker is on the right when traveling southeast on Langhorne Road (Hwy 501).
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