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

Longstreet’s Winter Headquarters

 
 
Longstreet's Winter Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
1. Longstreet's Winter Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Following the Battle of Fredericksburg in Dec. 1862, Confederate Lt. Gen. James Longstreet established his headquarters in a tent near here. His command center was in close proximity to Generals Robert E. Lee and J. E. B. Stuart. Longstreet commanded the Army of Northern Virginia’s First Corps, a force totaling approximately 40,000 men. In Feb. 1863 Longstreet left Fredericksburg with the divisions of Maj. Gens. George E. Pickett and John B. Hood to conduct an independent military operation near Suffolk. He rejoined the Army of Northern Virginia in May following the Battle of Chancellorsville.
 
Erected 2002 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number E-41.)
 
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 (DHR) series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1863.
 
Location. 38° 15.698′ N, 77° 29.54′ W. Marker is near Fredericksburg, Virginia, in Spotsylvania County. Marker is on Lafayette Boulevard (Business U.S. 1) half
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a mile Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4017 Lafayette Blvd, Fredericksburg VA 22408, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Chancellorsville Campaign (here, next to this marker); Cox House (a few steps from this marker); Stuart (approx. 0.6 miles away); Start of Sheridan's Raid (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lee’s Head Quarters (approx. 1.1 miles away); Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.3 miles away); Virginia Central Railway Trail (approx. 1.3 miles away); a different marker also named Fredericksburg Campaign (approx. 1.4 miles away); The Railway, With Tracks and Without (approx. 1.4 miles away); Reestablishing a Travel Way (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fredericksburg.
 
Longstreet's Winter Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dawn Bowen, July 15, 2007
2. Longstreet's Winter Headquarters Marker
Markers E-42, E-118, and E-41 on Lafayette Boulevard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,615 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.

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