As part of its new summer lecture series, Historic Sandusky will host a talk on the Battle of Lynchburg in observance of the 153rd anniversary of the Civil War battle. Dr. Clifton W. Potter Jr., University of Lynchburg history professor and board chair of Historic Sandusky, will present the lecture on Thursday, June 15 at 7 p.m. The lecture is free and open to the public with light refreshments provided.
The Battle of Lynchburg took place June 17-18, 1864. The battle was the culminating event of Hunter’s Raid. General David Hunter was given orders by General Ulysses S. Grant to attack the Shenandoah Valley and capture Lynchburg which operated as an important communications, transportation, hospital, and supply center for the Confederacy. If Lynchburg had fallen to Union forces, the war may have ended sooner. The battle was a Confederate victory due to the late arrival of Confederate troops under that commands of Generals Jubal Early, John McCausland, and John Imboden. Historic Sandusky was captured and used as headquarters for Union General David Hunter and his army.
For more information call 434.832.0162, email email@example.com, or visit www.historicsandusky.org. Historic Sandusky is owned and operated by University of Lynchburg in partnership with the Historic Sandusky Foundation.