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Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Quarters

 
 
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By Linda Walcroft, June 21, 2008
1. Lee's Quarters Marker
Inscription.  Robert E. Lee, future Confederate General, was stationed at Fort Monroe 1831-1834 as a lieutenant of engineers. He had almost complete charge of construction and put the finishing touches on the fort. Lee's first child was born here in 1832.
 
Erected 1989.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Forts and CastlesMilitaryWar, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 37° 0.143′ N, 76° 18.54′ W. Marker is in Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia. Marker is on Bernard Road 0.1 miles from Bernard and Mathews Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is across from the Casemate Museum in front of one of two identical buildings. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Quarters 17, Fort Monroe VA 23651, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Monroe (a few steps from this marker); 3 – Inch Ordnance Rifle (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Spanish 1-½ Pounder (within shouting distance of this
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By Linda Walcroft, June 21, 2008
2. Lee's Quarters Marker
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marker); Lantaka (within shouting distance of this marker); Confinement of Jefferson Davis (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-Pounder Gun-Howitzer (within shouting distance of this marker); Honoring Dr. John J. Craven (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Monroe.
 
More about this marker. Fort Monroe is a U.S. military base which is scheduled to close in 2011. Until then, expect to go through a security gate at the entrance to the base. Identification and vehicle registration are required. Signs will direct you to the historic Casemate Museum.
 
Regarding Lee's Quarters. The building contains several dwelling units.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fort Monroe (Stone Fort) National Register of Historic Places Registration Form (pdf file). (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
2. Fort Monroe National Monument, National Park Service. (Submitted on August 19, 2019.)
 
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National Park Service, Thomas Stone National Historic Site, August 15, 2018
3. Lee's Quarters Marker
Viewing east towards the marker.
Lee's Quarters image. Click for full size.
By Linda Walcroft, June 21, 2008
4. Lee's Quarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 28, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,152 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on August 19, 2019.   4. submitted on June 28, 2008, by Linda Walcroft of Strasburg, Virginia. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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Apr. 19, 2021