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Colonial Heights, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Headquarters

 
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
1. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Lee's headquarters from the latter part of June, 1864 to September, 1864 were here.
 
Erected 1927 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number S-27.)
 
Location. 37° 14.468′ N, 77° 24.379′ W. Marker is in Colonial Heights, Virginia. Marker is at the intersection of Jefferson Davis Highway (U.S. 1 / 301) and Arlington Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Jefferson Davis Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonial Heights VA 23834, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Lafayette At Petersburg (a few steps from this marker); Violet Bank (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee at Violet Bank (about 400 feet away); Magnolia Acuminata (about 400 feet away); Colonial Heights War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Pocahontas (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pocahontas Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle at the Bridge (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonial Heights.
 
Also see . . .  Violet Banks. History of the house used by Lee. (Submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
2. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Headquarters of General Lee image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, November 22, 2008
3. Headquarters of General Lee
A few paces away in the median for Arlington Avenue is a stone marker stating:
Headquarters of
Gen. R.E.Lee
June 1864 - Sept. 1864.
Lee's Headquarters - Violet Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
4. Lee's Headquarters - Violet Bank
"Cucumber Tree" at Violet Bank image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 15, 2009
5. "Cucumber Tree" at Violet Bank
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,514 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 24, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   4, 5. submitted on March 15, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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