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

Traveller’s Grave

 
 
Traveller’s Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. Traveller’s Grave Marker
Inscription.  
Traveller
Horse of
Gen. Robert E. Lee
Placed by
Virginia Div UDC
May 8, 1971

[ Second Marker : ]
Traveller’s Grave
This renovation and landscaping honors Anne Wilson in appreciation for her service to Washington and Lee as the University’s first lady from 1983 to 1995. Like General Lee, Anne Wilson is a lover of animals who believes that their company and care enhance the human condition.

The Alumni Board of Directors
Washington and Lee University
1995
Additional support for this project was provided by
the Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy

 
Erected 1971 by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Animals. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list. A significant historical month for this entry is May 1849.
 
Location. 37° 47.24′ N, 79° 26.512′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker can be reached from Letcher Avenue, on the left when traveling
Second Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Second Marker
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north. Marker is located next to Lee Chapel on the grounds of Washington and Lee University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lee’s Beloved Traveller (here, next to this marker); William Graham (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington and Lee University (within shouting distance of this marker); Cyrus Hall McCormick (within shouting distance of this marker); Christopher James Coffland '88 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); David Rohrer Herr, Jr. '84 (about 300 feet away); World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Washington and Lee University (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Traveller’s Grave Markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Traveller’s Grave Markers
Markers at Washington and Lee University image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Markers at Washington and Lee University
Lee Chapel image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
5. Lee Chapel
Gen. Robert E. Lee and his family are interred in this building at Washington and Lee University. Traveller’s Grave is located south of the chapel, near that of Gen. Lee.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 559 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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Jun. 25, 2022