Leesburg in Loudoun County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Lee Comes to Leesburg
Conference at Harrison Hall
That afternoon, in the first-floor room to the right of the front door, Lee quietly visited with his son Robert, a private in the Rockbridge Artillery. Later, escorted by two young daughters of the household, the general walked to the home of John Janney, which still stands at 10 Cornwall Street. Janney had served as president of the Virginia Secession Convention in 1861. Although Janney voted against secession, it was he
The next morning, a rare conference too place when Gens. Lee, Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson, J.E.B. Stuart, James Longstreet, and Lewis A. Armistead all assembled here in the dining room. When the generals later rose from their meeting, they had planned to execute Lee's daring decision to invade Maryland, which culminated at Antietam in the bloodiest day in American history.
"The doorways and curbstones are like living bouquets of beauty - everything that wears a crinoline or pretty face is out."
- Felix de Fontaine, Charleston (SC) Daily Courier, 1862, on the reception of Lee's army into Leesburg
Erected 2011 by Virginia Civil War Trails.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Virginia Civil War Trails series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 4, 1941.
Location. 39° 7.062′ N, 77° 33.82′ W. Marker is in Leesburg, Virginia, in Loudoun County. Marker is at the intersection of North King Street (Business U.S. 15) and North Street, on the right when traveling south on North King Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 205 North King Street, Leesburg VA 20176, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Glenfiddich House (within shouting distance Mt. Zion United Methodist Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. Wright Brickell (about 600 feet away); Mrs. Sarah Armat (about 600 feet away); Early Methodism in Leesburg (about 600 feet away); In 2018 during the construction of new residences… (about 600 feet away); Site of The Old Stone Church / Successors to the Old Stone Church (about 700 feet away); Highlights of History / The Old Stone Church in Nineteenth-Century Leesburg (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Leesburg.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 11, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,675 times since then and 150 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 11, 2011, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. 6, 7. submitted on March 10, 2021, by Bradley Owen of Morgantown, West Virginia.