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HISTORIC SANDUSKY
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Lynchburg, VA 24502
tel: 434.832.0162
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Battle of Lynchburg Audio Driving Tour

The Historic 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.



James 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 saving Lynchburg.

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.

The project is a partnership between the Lynchburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, Lynchburg Regional Convention and Visitor’s 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.
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