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Petersburg, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

General Lee's Headquarters

 
 
General Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
1. General Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription.  Three blocks north and a half a block west is the Beasley House where General Robert E. Lee had his second headquarters in 1864 during the siege of Petersburg. He moved thence to Edge Hill to be in closer touch with his right wing.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission for the City of Petersburg. (Marker Number QA-7.)
 
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 series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1864.
 
Location. 37° 13.596′ N, 77° 24.632′ W. Marker is in Petersburg, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of West Washington Street (U.S. 1) and Lafayette Street, on the right when traveling west on West Washington Street. 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. Joseph Cotten (within shouting distance of this marker); Folly Castle (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Two Noted Homes (approx. 0.2 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church
W Washington Street & Lafayette Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. W Washington Street & Lafayette Street
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Headquarters of Gen. R. E. Lee (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Henry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Beasley House on High Street. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher
3. Beasley House on High Street.
Outbuilding used as Gen. Lee's Headquarters Nov 1-28, 1864. image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
4. Outbuilding used as Gen. Lee's Headquarters Nov 1-28, 1864.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,604 times since then and 139 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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