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Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee

 
 
Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 6, 2013
1. Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee Marker
Inscription.  Nov. 1, to 26, 1864.
 
Erected by Petersburg, Chap. U.D.C.
 
Topics and series. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
 
Location. 37° 13.702′ N, 77° 24.826′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Memorial can be reached from High Street west of Lafayette Street, on the left when traveling west. The small marker is in the front yard of the Beasley House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Petersburg VA 23803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Grace Episcopal Church (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Cotten (approx. 0.2 miles away); General Lee's Headquarters (approx. 0.2 miles away); The First Methodist Meeting House (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Henry (approx. ¼ mile away); Folly Castle (approx. ¼ mile away); Appomattox River Heritage Trail (approx. 0.3 miles away); Campbell's Bridge (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
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Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 6, 2013
2. Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee
Lee used this small outbuilding to the right of the main house to conduct military business.
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Beasley House image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Owen, October 6, 2013
3. Beasley House
Lee slept in this house, a change from his usual practice of avoiding private homes for his personal business. Fearing the enemy would collect retribution on the property owners, he usually set up his tent at the sites.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 13, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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