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Near Valley Head in Randolph County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Headquarters

 
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
1. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. One-half mile east is the site of Gen. R. E. Lee's Valley Mountain Headquarters where he camped with his troops from Aug. 6 to Sept. 20, 1861 while he directed the ill-fated Cheat Mountain Campaign.
 
Erected 1978 by West Virginia Department of Culture and History.
 
Location. 38° 27.935′ N, 80° 1.922′ W. Marker is near Valley Head, West Virginia, in Randolph County. Marker is on Seneca Trail (U.S. 219) 0.4 miles south of Mingo Flats Road (County Route 51), on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Valley Head WV 26294, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mingo Flats (approx. 2.1 miles away); a different marker also named Lee's Headquarters (approx. 3.1 miles away); Valley Head (approx. 5.7 miles away); Big Lime (approx. 6.3 miles away); The Conley Graves (approx. 7.6 miles away); Webster County / Randolph County (approx. 10.4 miles away); Camp Elkwater (approx. 11.3 miles away); Elkwater / Col. J. A. Washington (approx. 11.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Valley Head.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
2. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing south)
Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 12, 2010
3. Seneca Trail US Rt 219 (facing north)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 872 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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