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. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • War, US Civil.
Location. 37° 14.502′ N, 77° 24.312′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Virginia Avenue and Arlington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is 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 marker. Magnolia Acuminata (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (a few steps from this marker); Lee's Headquarters (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lafayette At Petersburg (about 400 feet Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Charles Stewart (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas Island (approx. 0.4 miles 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
Also see . . .
1. City of Colonial Heights. The history of Violet Bank. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Colonial Heights Recreation & Parks. Violet Bank Museum. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
3. Civil War Traveler. Colonial Heights. (Submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,951 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.