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. 



     Union:          Major General David Hunter; read his speech here

     Confederate: Lieutenant Commander Jubal Anderson Early; read his speech here

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

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