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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.

Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. For the City of Petersburg 1931.
 
Erected 1931 by Virginia Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number QA 7.)
 
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.
 
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 (approx. 0.2 miles away); North Carolina Confederate Hospital (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Henry
W Washington Street & Lafayette Street image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 29, 2009
2. W Washington Street & Lafayette Street
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Lincoln In Petersburg (approx. 0.3 miles away); St. Paul's Church (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Petersburg.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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 June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,026 times since then and 70 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 2, 2009, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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