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

The Dabb House

General Lee's Headquarters.

 
 
The Dabb House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 1, 2003
1. The Dabb House Marker
Inscription.  In the residence at the end of this lane, General R.E. Lee had headquarters from June 1 to June 26, 1862. Hither for conference came “Stonewall” Jackson, Longstreet, Stuart, A.P. Hill, D.H. Hill and other of his lieutenants. Here the plan for the Seven Days’ Campaign was drawn.
 
Erected by Battlefield Markers Association. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Freeman Markers (Richmond Battlefields) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1980.
 
Location. 37° 32.595′ N, 77° 22.986′ W. Marker is near Richmond, Virginia, in Henrico County. Marker can be reached from Nine Mile Road, 0.1 miles west of Dabbs House Road. The marker is located in front of the Dabbs House Museum in the Henrico County Eastern Government Center. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3812 Nine Mile Road, Richmond VA 23223, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. World War II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Dabbs House (a
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few steps from this marker); Nine Mile Road (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Burying Ground – For Colored Paupers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Oakwood Cemetery Confederate Section (approx. one mile away); Evergreen Cemetery (approx. one mile away); Richmond Defences (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Richmond.
 
Regarding The Dabb House. The two-room Dabbs House, built in the 1820's, was known as High Meadow. From 1941-2005 it served as headquarters for the Henrico Division of Police. The structure has been recently renovated and opened as the Dabbs House Museum in November 2008.
 
Also see . . .  Dabbs House Museum & Henrico County Tourist Information Center. (Submitted on February 13, 2019.)
 
Additional keywords. Freeman Markers, Richmond Battlefield Parks Corporation, Douglas Southall Freeman
 
The Dabb House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bernard Fisher, July 17, 2003
2. The Dabb House Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,375 times since then and 35 times this year. Last updated on February 7, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2008, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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