of Lynchburg Audio Driving Tour
Sandusky Foundation has put the finishing touches on an audio driving
tour of Civil War Lynchburg. This tour is available on CD and cassette
and features narration by James I. Robertson, Jr., Alumni Distinguished
Professor of History at Virginia Tech and Executive Director of
the Virginia Center of Civil War history. Many know Robertson from
his popular weekly program heard on public radio.
I. Robertson, Jr. records the Battle of Lynchburg driving tour
The audio tour will lead visitors on a seven mile journey of eight
sites connected to Civil War Lynchburg and the 1864 battle that
occurred here. These stops include Sandusky, Fort Early, the Miller-Knight
hospital buildings, Spring Hill Cemetery and Old City Cemetery.
Robertson gives the history and significance of each location accompanied
by sound effects and authentic Civil War music.
Included in the package will be a fold out map of the tour route
showing the battle lines of June 17-18, 1864. The Battle of Lynchburg
was a close call for the city of Lynchburg, Union troops were sent
here to capture and destroy the city. General Jubal Early narrowly
fought off the attack, sending the Union army in retreat and thereby
A key component will be the addition of six Civil War Trails markers
to Lynchburg. This highly successful heritage tourism program features
300 markers throughout the state with another 150 planned for installation.
The tour and map are developed with teachers and children in mind
and will be made available to area schools.
is a partnership between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce,
Lynchburg Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau, the City
of Lynchburg, the Virginia Civil War Trails marker program, the
Virginia Tourism Corporation, Old City Cemetery, Spring Hill Cemetery
Association, Morris Construction Company, The Lynchburg Museum System,
The Design Group, Agudath Sholom Synagogue, Quaker Memorial Presbyterian
Church, the Virginia Tech Media Center, WSET-TV, the Beirne Carter
Foundation, the Richard and Caroline T. Memorial Trust, and the
Historic Sandusky Foundation.
The tour is
available of CD for $9.99 and cassette for $7.99. For ordering information
visit our Gift Shop.