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Spring Hill Cemetary
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member VaRiverPyrate
N 37° 23.750 W 079° 09.983
17S E 662305 N 4140362
Quick Description: (From civilwartraveler.com) Early moved troops into the cemetery during the battle to bolster his lines at the Salem Turnpike. Later, Confederate Gens. Thomas T. Munford, James Dearing and Jubal Early himself were buried here.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 4/24/2011 6:09:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMB9Z9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
(Civil War Trails Marker on Site)
During the Battle of Lynchburg on June 17-18, 1864 Confederate Gen. Jubal A. Early moved his reserves into the the cemetary ro reinforce his lines across the Lynchburg-Salem Turnpike (Fort Ave.) at Fort Early. Before dawn on Sunday June 19, these troops marched forward into the lines to the right of Fort Early, but by then the Union army had retreated.

Organized in 1852, Spring Hill Cemetery was designed by John Notman of Philadelphia, noted for Laurel Hill Cemetery in that city and Richmond's Hollywood Cemetery. When Jubal Early died in 1894, he was buried in the southwest corner of the cemetery near the spot where he commanded the battle. Lucy Wilhemina Otey, who organized the Ladies' Relief Hospital to care for the most seriously wounded throughout the Civil War, rests nearby.

Gen. Thomas T. Munford (1831-1918) graduated from V.M.I. and was commissioned Col. of the 2d Va. Cavalry after First Manassas, serving with the Army of Northern Virginia until Appomattox. Munford was a successful industrialist in Lynchburg after the war and is buried here near his wife. - Library of Congress

Gen. James Dearing (1840-65) commissioned a lieutenant in 1861 in the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Dearing later served in Pickett's Division and was commisioned a Gen. in April 1864. He died April 22, 1865 of wounds received at High Bridge and is buried here near Early. - Hicks Collection

Gen. Jubal Anderson Early (1816-94) commanded the post in Lynchburg before joining the Beauregard at Fort Manassas. At the Battle of Lynchburg he commanded Lee's Second Corps. Early lived in Lynchburg after the war and died March 2, 1894. - Postwar photo, Lynchburg Museum Collection
Type of site: Cemetery

Address:
3000 Fort Ave
Lynchburg, VA 24501


Phone Number: 434-846-0801

Admission Charged: No Charge

Website: Not listed

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