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Lexington, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Last Home of Traveller

 
 
Last Home of Traveller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
1. Last Home of Traveller Marker
Inscription.
The last home of
Traveller
Through war and peace the faithful,
devoted and beloved horse of
General Robert E. Lee

Placed by the Virginia Division
United Daughters of Confederacy

 
Erected by United Daughters of Confederacy.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy marker series.
 
Location. 37° 47.211′ N, 79° 26.658′ W. Marker is in Lexington, Virginia. Marker is on Washington Street north of Lee Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lexington VA 24450, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Chavis (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee-Jackson House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Morris House (about 400 feet away); Cyrus Hall McCormick (about 500 feet away); General Leeís Beloved Traveller (about 700 feet away); Washington and Lee University (about 700 feet away); Travellerís Grave (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Washington and Lee University (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lexington.
 
Categories. Animals
 
Last Home of Traveller Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
2. Last Home of Traveller Marker
When Robert E. Lee became President of Washington College, he brought the horse that carried him through the Civil War. His residence, Lee House, had this attached stable so that Traveller and he could reside under the same roof.
Marker in Lexington image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
3. Marker in Lexington
Traveller survived his former master by only a few months. He spent those final days in this garage on the grounds of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University).
Traveller 's Last Home image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 21, 2012
4. Traveller 's Last Home
The stable that once housed Gen. Lee's famous horse is now used as a garage. Since his death, the doors of this stable/garage have remained open to allow Travellerís spirit to roam freely.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 427 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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