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Richmond Hill in Bryan County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Robert E. Lee

 
 
Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
1. Robert E. Lee Marker
Inscription. ( No Inscription )
No Historical fact mentioned
 
Location. 31° 56.724′ N, 81° 18.361′ W. Marker is in Richmond Hill, Georgia, in Bryan County. Marker can be reached from Cedar Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in J. F. Gregory Park. Marker is in this post office area: Richmond Hill GA 31324, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. F. Gregory (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Henry Ford at Richmond Hill (about 600 feet away); Ways Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Community House (approx. ¼ mile away); Martha-Mary Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Rice Cultivation on the Ogeechee (approx. 0.3 miles away); Courthouse Annex (approx. 0.4 miles away); "Dead Town" of Hardwicke (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Richmond Hill.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Robert E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
2. Robert E. Lee Marker
Robert E. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
3. Robert E. Lee
Robert E. LeeStatue in J. F. Gregory Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 5, 2013
4. Robert E. LeeStatue in J. F. Gregory Park
Closeup of Robert E. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, J. F. Greg
5. Closeup of Robert E. Lee
General Lee on Traveller image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. General Lee on Traveller
This 1876 lithograph of Robert E. Lee on Traveller by A. Hoen Lightography Co. (after Michael Miley) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC. The caption says “photographed from Life.”

“Common soldiers marched; officers rode. If officers became famous enough, so did their horses. Grant had Cincinnati and Jeff Davis, but neither became as renowned as Traveller, Lee's mount throughout the war. Lee had purchased the horse known as Greenbrier while on duty in the Carolinas in 1861, but the horses stamina (he was a ‘a fine traveller’) led to a new sobriquet. Curiously, Grant and Lee, each a fine horseman, both suffered serious injuries from their mounts. Traveller knocked Lee over during the Antietam Campaign, spraining his wrists, and Grant had a horse fall on him before Shiloh. Traveller stayed with his master after the war, when Lee was a familiar sight riding around Lexington Virginia. At Lee's funeral in October 1870, Traveller walked, riderless, behind the caisson carrying the coffin. Traveller hadto be put down a year later after contracting tetanus.” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 465 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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