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Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Lynchburg Campaign [May-June
Maj. Gen. David Hunter
Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early
Corps (44,000 total)
From Lexington, Maj. Gen.
David Hunter advanced against the Confederate rail and canal depots
and the hospital complex at Lynchburg.
Reaching the outskirts of town on June 17, his
first tentative attacks were thwarted by the timely arrival by rail of
Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early’s II Corps vanguard
withdrew the next day after sporadic fighting because of a critical shortage of
His line of retreat through West Virginia took his
army out of the war for nearly a month and opened the Shenandoah Valley for a
Confederate advance into Maryland.
[Battlefield Lost Integrity]
1 National Park
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outcome of a campaign
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outcome of their campaign or operation but achieving or affecting important
3 Casualties are
someone killed, injured, wounded, captured or missing.