Published on February 18, 2016

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Civil War Trails sign on the site were Union General David Hunter placed his artillery to shell Lexington in 1864.

On May 26, 1864 Union General David Hunter marched his army south from Cedar Creek near Winchester to crush the rebellion in the Shenandoah Valley.  Before turning towards his main target of Lynchburg, Hunter first stopped at Lexington where he shelled the city from the site of this marker.  Following the barrage, Hunter marched his men into Lexington and burned the home of Virginia Governor John Letcher and the Virginia Military Institute.

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Located in Jordan’s Point Park
US 11
Lexington, VA 24450