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

Lee

 
 
Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
1. Lee Marker
While most monuments contains lengthy descriptions of the subject, this monument contains only the word "Lee," a tribute to the popularity of the Civil War General.
Inscription.
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Erected 1890.
 
Location. 37° 33.23′ N, 77° 27.608′ W. Marker is in Richmond, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Monument Avenue and N Allen Avenue, in the median on Monument Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond VA 23220, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Richmond College (approx. 0.2 miles away); Hartshorn Memorial College (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Equal Suffrage League of Virginia (approx. 0.4 miles away); Inner Line of Defence (approx. half a mile away); Richmond Howitzers Monument (approx. half a mile away); Maggie Lena Walker (approx. half a mile away); Jefferson Davis (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the monuments on “America’s Most Beautiful Boulevard.”
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert E. Lee. Biography of Lee from ‘The Men Behind the Myth: Who's Who Among Confederate Heroes’ webpage. (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Lee on Monument Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
2. Lee on Monument Avenue
The monument to Robert E. Lee was the first and is the largest on Monument Avenue.
 

2. Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870). Civil War Biography page. (Submitted on June 11, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Closeup of Robert E. Lee Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
3. Closeup of Robert E. Lee Statue
Robert E. Lee is shown here on his favorite horse Traveler.
Lee Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 21, 2007
4. Lee Monument
This photo was taken from the statue of J.E.B. Stuart, also on Monument Avenue.
An additional view of the Robert E. Lee statue looking toward the southeast along Monument Avenue. image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 7, 2015
5. An additional view of the Robert E. Lee statue looking toward the southeast along Monument Avenue.
General R.E. Lee Monument and V.M.I. Cadets, Richmond, Va. image. Click for full size.
circa 1916
6. General R.E. Lee Monument and V.M.I. Cadets, Richmond, Va.
The Cadets of the Virginia Military Institute (the West Point of the South) are the pride of the whole state and are ready at the call of the Governor at all times. VCU Libraries Digital Collections - Rarely Seen Richmond
An additional marker near Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, February 7, 2015
7. An additional marker near Lee Marker
This concrete block found just northwest of the Lee statue along Monument Avenue says "Monument Avenue Historic District has been designated a National Historic Landmark. This district possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. This grand avenue retains a unique combination of commemorative sculpture, community planning and distinctive architecture from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 1997. National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior." and "Donated by the Historic Monument Avenue and Fan District Foundation to the City of Richmond."
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.   6. submitted on , by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.   7. submitted on , by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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