BATTLE SUMMARYFrom Lexington, Maj. Gen. David Hunter advanced against the Confederate rail and canal depots and the hospital complex at Lynchburg. On June 17, Maj. Gen. David Hunter approached the city from the west after moving down the Shenandoah Valley burning farms and towns. That morning , Crook was ordered to march across to the main road at New London. He arrived there at 10:00 A.M. and stopped to wait for Gen. Jeremiah C. Sullivan's division. At 4:00 P.M., Crook led the 2 divisions forward on the main road to Lynchburg. Averell was marching on a road to the right, which intersected the main road some four miles from Lynchburg and when Crook reached the intersection, Averell was engaging the Confederates at the church on the hill beyond. After a series of delaying actions by Confederate Gen. John McCausland, the Union troops managed to force back a Confederate line positioned at the old Quaker Meeting House, and took the nearby Sandusky House for use as a temporary headquarters.