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Near Orange in Orange County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lee's Headquarters

 
 
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
1. Lee's Headquarters Marker
Inscription. Half a mile west, at the Rogers farm called Middle Hill, Gen. Robert E. Lee kept his headquarters from Dec. 1863 to May 1864. His Army of Northern Virginia, in winter camp, guarded the south side of the Rapidan River from the vicinity of Liberty Mills in Somerset east to Morton's Ford. While Lee strove to reinforce and resupply his depleted ranks, across the river in Culpeper County Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant and Maj. Gen. George G. Meade trained and strengthened the Army of the Potomac for the spring campaign. On 4 May 1864, the Wilderness campaign began anew.
 
Erected 1998 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number JJ 2.)
 
Location. 38° 14.656′ N, 78° 4.545′ W. Marker is near Orange, Virginia, in Orange County. Marker is on Constitution Highway (State Highway 20), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Orange VA 22960, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Bloomsbury (approx. 1.4 miles away); Town of Orange (approx. 1.8 miles away); Orange Train Station (approx. 1.9 miles away); General Zachary Taylor
Lee's Headquarters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, January 12, 2008
2. Lee's Headquarters Marker
(approx. 1.9 miles away); Montpelier and Madison's Tomb (approx. 1.9 miles away); Orange Graded School (approx. 2.4 miles away); Campaign of Second Manassas (approx. 3.6 miles away); Elder John Leland (approx. 3.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Orange.
 
Regarding Lee's Headquarters. A previous marker numbered JJ 2 named Lee's Headquarters read, "Half a mile west Robert E. Lee had his headquarters December, 1863, to May, 1864, while his army held the line of the Rapidan River. Lee left this place to begin the Wilderness Campaign early in May, 1864."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lee's Headquarters Site image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2011
3. Lee's Headquarters Site
General Robert E. Lee's army headquarters was located on this site during the winter of 1863-1864
Site of Lee's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2011
4. Site of Lee's Headquarters
View of the winter encampment site from Lee's Headquarters image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 30, 2011
5. View of the winter encampment site from Lee's Headquarters
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,603 times since then and 90 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 13, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3, 4, 5. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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