Here ran the inner line of Lynchburg defenses thrown up by General D. H. Hill in June, 1864. General John C. Breckinridge, confronting General Hunter in the Shenandoah Valley, made a forced march to forestall Hunter. Hill constructed a shallow line of trenches, occupied by Breckinridge, and hospital convalescents and home guards. It became a reserve line when General Early arrived.
Geographic Location: Lynchburg
Physical Description of Location: Lynchburg, VA 24501. Located on Floyd Street, 0.25 miles south of the junction of Floyd Street and Park Avenue. Marker is on the right when traveling south on Floyd Street.
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