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Robert E. Lee

Dixie Highway

 
 
Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, 2010
1. Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker
Inscription.
Erected and Dedicated by the
United Daughters of the Confederacy
and Friends
In loving memory of
Robert E. Lee
and to mark the route of the
Dixie Highway
“The shaft memorial and highway straight
attest his worth — he cometh to his own.”
— Littlefield —

Erected 1926 by United Daughters of the Confederacy and Friends.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 35° 35.698′ N, 82° 33.101′ W. Marker is in Asheville, North Carolina, in Buncombe County. Marker is on Biltmore Avenue (U.S. 25) near Patton Avenue (U.S. 74E), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located at Pack Square. Marker is in this post office area: Asheville NC 28801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crossroads (a few steps from this marker); Zebulon Baird Vance (a few steps from this marker); The Early Years In Asheville's Historic Central Square (a few steps from this marker); Walk Into History (within shouting distance of this
Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
2. Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker
marker); Stepping Out (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Monument Corner (about 300 feet away); Past and Promise (about 300 feet away); Brick Artisan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Asheville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Robert E. Lee segment , Dixie Highway, traveling north
 
Also see . . .
1. The Dixie Highway. ...inspired by the example of the slightly earlier Lincoln Highway.... (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 

2. US Highway Maps. The Dixie Highway in 1923 (Submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.) 
 
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Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker, at Pack Square image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
3. Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker, at Pack Square
Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker looking southward along Biltmore Avenue (US 25) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
4. Robert E. Lee Dixie Highway Marker looking southward along Biltmore Avenue (US 25)
Robert E. Lee Marker, back (east side ) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 22, 2010
5. Robert E. Lee Marker, back (east side )
In memory of
Colonel John Kerr Connally
Commanding Officer of the Celebrated 55th N.C. Regiment C.S.A.
Wounded at Gettysburg 1863
Robert E. Lee image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, February 16, 2015
6. Robert E. Lee
This c. 1861 lithograph of Robert E. Lee by Charles G. Crehen (after Mathew Brady) hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC.

“Robert E, Lee was one of the best soldiers in the pre-Civil War army, He had an impeccable carreer at West Point and served with distinction in the Mexican American War, Lee was handsome and he could be charmingly sociable, although as he grew older he became more reserved; his sense of responsibility to his family may have sobered him, as did his religious awakening as an adult, And he had married into the family of George Washington, with all that that entailed in terms of the burden of the past, Lee served diligently in the U.S. Army; famously, when civil war came, he sided with Virginia over the nation. When he resigned from the army, his old mentor Winfield Scott told Lee, I think you've made the greatest mistake of your life!” — National Portrait Gallery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 6, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on July 19, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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