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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Headquarters

 
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Lee's headquarters from the latter part of June, 1864 to September, 1864 were here.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-27.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Department of Historic Resources series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1864.
 
Location. 37° 14.468′ N, 77° 24.379′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1 / 301) and Arlington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette At Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Gen. R.E. Lee (a few steps from this marker); Lafayette's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Violet Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee at Violet Bank (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 19, 2021
2. Lee's Headquarters Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Magnolia Acuminata (about 400 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .  Violet Banks. History of the house used by Lee. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Lee's Headquarters - Violet Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
3. Lee's Headquarters - Violet Bank
"Cucumber Tree" at Violet Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
4. "Cucumber Tree" at Violet Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2. submitted on June 23, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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