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Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Lee Avenue

 

—General Robert E. Lee, CSA 1807-1870 —

 
Lee Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. Lee Avenue Marker
Inscription.
Lee, born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, graduated from West Point in 1829 and joined the engineers. He saw action in the Mexican War. He served as superintendant of West Point 1852-55. He refused the offer to command the US troops at the beginning of the war and resigned from the US Army in April 1861. He served as military advisor to Jefferson Davis, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and General in Chief of the Confederate Army. He signed the surrender at Appomattox. After the war he served as President of Washington (later Washington and Lee) University from 1865-1870.

 
Location. 34° 52.338′ N, 85° 17.486′ W. Marker is in Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is at the intersection of Gordon Street and Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Gordon Street. Click for map. This marker is located in the center of the downtown business district, on the northeast corner of the downtown's main intersection. The maker faces the east to west roadway traffic, near the curb,. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Avenue (within shouting distance of this marker); Rosencrans Avenue (about 300 feet
Lee Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. Lee Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking east along the roadway.
away, measured in a direct line); Bragg Avenue (about 400 feet away); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (about 400 feet away); 2nd Georgia Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Wilder Avenue (about 500 feet away); 4th Georgia Cavalry (about 500 feet away); Camp George H. Thomas (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsWar, US Civil
 
Lee Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. Lee Avenue Marker
View of the marker looking west along the roadway,
Lee Avenue Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. Lee Avenue Marker
View of the marker (just to the right of the crosswalk on the far side of the street) looking north along Lee Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 225 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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