The Battle of Lynchburg

The Battle of Lynchburg occurred June 17-18, 1864 as part of the Lynchburg Campaign under the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.  During the battle Union forces under the command of General David Hunter attempted to capture the city of Lynchburg but, believing the Confederate forces to be too strong, turned back. 


While attempting to take Lynchburg, Union forces commandeered Sandusky and used it as Union Headquarters. The residents of Sandusky, the Hutter family remained while the Union soldiers occupied the house. 



Confederate Force Leaders: 

          Brig. Gen. John McCausland 

          Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon 

          Brig. Gen. John D. Imboden 

          Maj. Gen. John C. Breckenridge

          Maj. Gen. Daniell Harvey Hill 

          Maj. Gen. S.D. Ramseur

          Brig. Gen. John Echols

          Brig. Gen. G.C. Wharton

          Maj. Gen. Edward Johnson

          Eg. Harry T. Hayes

          Brig. Willliam Terry

          Brig. John Pegram 

          Brig. L.A. Stafford

          Brig. Gen. Armstead L. Long

          Brig. George Doles

          Brig. C. Battle

          Brig. R.D. Johnston

          Capt. H.T. Douthat        

Union Force Leaders:

Brig. Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan 

Brig. Gen. George Crook

Capt. Henry A. duPont

Brig. Gen. Alfred N. Duffie 

Col. Rutherford B. Hayes

Brig. Gen. William W. Averell

Col. George D. Wells 

Col. J. Thoburn 

Col. C.B. White

Col. J.M. Campbell

Capt. J.R. McMullin

Col. R.F. Taylor 

Col. L.E. Wynkoop 

Col. J.H. Oley

Col. James Schoonmaker


 Union: Major General David Hunter;read speech here Confederate: Lieutenant Commander Jubal Anderson Early;read speech here

Historic Sandusky 

757 Sandusky Drive

Lynchburg Virginia, 24502

Phone: 1- (434) - 832 - 0162


Historic Sandusky is currently closed due to the pandemic. Visitors can walk the grounds and take a self-guided tour using our new self-guided tour brochure available on the wall of the visitor center.

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