Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee at Violet Bank
This is the second house located on this site. Thomas Shore constructed the first house
Erected by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and Castles • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
Location. This marker has been replaced by another marker nearby. It was located near 37° 14.502′ N, 77° 24.312′ W. Marker was in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker could be reached from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Arlington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker was at or near this postal address: 303 Virginia Avenue, 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 location. A different marker also named Lee at Violet Bank (here, next Magnolia Acuminata (a few steps from this marker); Veterans Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters of Gen. R.E. Lee (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away); Lafayette At Petersburg (about 400 feet away); Lafayette's Headquarters (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
More about this marker. On the lower left is a photo of “George W. Custis Lee, Robert E. Lee, and Walter H. Taylor on the back porch of the Lee house in Richmond, April 1865” Courtesy Library of Congress
On the upper right is a sketch of “Lee at Violet Bank”, London Illustrated News
On the lower right is an illustration of “Violet Bank, early-20th-century postcard” Courtesy Chris Calkins, Petersburg National Battlefield
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has been replaced with the linked marker which has different content.
Also see . . .
1. City of Colonial Heights. The history of Violet Bank. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
2. Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks. Violet Bank Museum. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Traveler. Colonial Heights. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,993 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. 4. submitted on June 11, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.