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ROBERT E. LEE
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1864 - 1865



Violet Bank
Violet Bank - Lee's Headquarters During Petersburg.

On the lawn at Violet Bank, Colonial Heights, Virginia, near the plaque marked by an arrow on the 1998 photograph, Lee maintained his heaquarters during the siege of Petersburg.(See Petersburg).


 


1865

 
Lee's Headquarters
Lee's Headquarters at Appomattox.


Lee's Table at the Surrender
Lee's Table at the Surrender.

Contrary to some paintings, Lee and Grant sat a different tables during the surrender. Because of the way Lee and his army were treated by Grant, Lee never allowed a negative statement to be made about Grant after the war. (See Appomattox).


Lee's Parole 52
Lee's Parole - Signed by him and his staff.
Source: National Archives, Records of the Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917.
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LEE'S FINAL BIVOUAC


Location of Lee's Final Bivouac
Location of Lee's Final Bivouac - April 14, 1865


State
   Road Sign
Road Side Sign


Interpretive Sign
S.C.V Interpretive Plaque



LEE'S FINAL BIVOUAC
APRIL 14, 1865

GENERAL LEE, ON HIS JOURNEY TO RICHMOND
FROM APPOMATTOX, STOPPED AT WINDSOR, HIS
BROTHER'S FARM, TO SPEND THE NIGHT. BUT
AS THE HOUSE WAS CROWDED, HE PITCHED HIS
TENT HERE, THE LAST NIGHT HE SPENT UNDER
CANVAS. HE TOOK BREAKFAST WITH THE
GILLAMS, WHOSE PROPERTY HE CAMPED ON,
BEFORE PROCEDING THE NEXT DAY.

COCKE CAMP, SCV

Text of the SCV Interpretive Plaque


 



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