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Near Atlee in Hanover County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee’s Headquarters

 
 
Lee’s Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
1. Lee’s Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Just to the east stood the Clarke house (Lockwood), wherein Gen. Robert E. Lee made his field headquarters, 28-31 May 1864. While here, and though ill, Lee deployed troops to key positions in Hanover County, including Haw's Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Bethesda Church, and laid plans for his desperately outnumbered army to intercept Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's advance on Richmond. Lee telegraphed urgent appeals for reinforcements from nearby Atlee's Station on the Virginia Central Railroad. On 29 May President Jefferson Davis and Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard visited the stricken Lee here. Lee's planning culminated in the Battle of Cold Harbor, 31 May-12 June 1864, which stalled the Union offensive. The house was removed in 1990.
 
Erected 1994 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number ND 11.)
 
Location. 37° 38.906′ N, 77° 24.277′ W. Marker is near Atlee, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is on Chamberlayne Road (U.S. 301) 0.1 miles north of Richmond Times Dispatch Boulevard, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mechanicsville VA 23116, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Patrick Henry's Birthplace
Lee’s Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
2. Lee’s Headquarters Marker
(approx. 0.6 miles away); Rutland (approx. 0.8 miles away); WWII Memorial Wall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Totopotomoy Line (approx. 2.8 miles away); Battle at Meadow Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); Yellow Tavern (approx. 2.8 miles away); Major General James Ewell Brown Stuart (approx. 2.8 miles away); Sheridan's Raid (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Site of nearby Atlee Station Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
3. Site of nearby Atlee Station
Richmond Times Dispatch Printing Plant Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, January 31, 2009
4. Richmond Times Dispatch Printing Plant
Despite widespread public opposition, the Clarke house (Lockwood) was disassembled in 1990 by Media General Inc to construct this printing plant.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 960 times since then and 73 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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