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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Lee's Headquarters

 
 
General Lee's Headquarters Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. General Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Three blocks north and a half a block west is the Beasley House where General Robert E. Lee had his second headquarters in 1864 during the siege of Petersburg. He moved thence to Edge Hill to be in closer touch with his right wing.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. For the City of Petersburg 1931.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number QA 7.)
 
Location. 37° 13.596′ N, 77° 24.632′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Folly Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Noted Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Henry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg
W Washington Street & Lafayette Street Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. W Washington Street & Lafayette Street
(approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bishop Payne Divinity School (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Beasley House on High Street. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher
3. Beasley House on High Street.
Outbuilding used as Gen. Lee's Headquarters Nov 1-28, 1864. Photo, Click for full size
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Outbuilding used as Gen. Lee's Headquarters Nov 1-28, 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,918 times since then and 94 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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