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Near Spotsylvania in Spotsylvania County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee to the rear!

 
 
Lee to the rear! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 16, 2008
1. Lee to the rear! Marker
Inscription.  
Lee to the rear!
cried the Texans.
May 6, 1864.

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
 
Location. 38° 17.462′ N, 77° 43.393′ W. Marker is near Spotsylvania, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Orange Plank Road (Virginia Route 621), on the right when traveling west. Monument is near stop three of the Widow Tapp Farm hiking trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Spotsylvania VA 22551, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Texas (a few steps from this marker); Lee to the Rear! (within shouting distance of this marker); Brink of Victory (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Col. James D. Nance (about 800 feet away); The Home of Widow Tapp (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Widow Tapp House (approx. 0.2 miles away); In The Nick of Time (approx. 0.2 miles away); In the Nick of Time (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Spotsylvania.
 
Lee to the rear! Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2008
2. Lee to the rear! Marker
Lee to the rear! marker on Tapp farm. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 10, 2007
3. Lee to the rear! marker on Tapp farm.
The Lee to the rear! marker is located near the Texas state monument.
“General Lee to the Rear!” image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive, November 16, 2007
4. “General Lee to the Rear!”
International Publishing Co., The Great American Book of Biography, 1896, Page 362.
Original Lee to the Rear Stone image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 17, 2018
5. Original Lee to the Rear Stone
"The Lee to the Rear Stone was erected by local residents in or before September, 1891" - Richmond Times. Over time, the boulder fell over and has been largely forgotten. It is located about 60 feet north of Orange Plank Road and within sight of the Texas Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 7, 2008. This page has been viewed 1,190 times since then and 20 times this year. Last updated on September 9, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   2, 3. submitted on March 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on February 13, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on September 10, 2020, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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