Lee's Headquarters

Lee's Headquarters (HMA97)

Location: Mechanicsville, VA 23116 Hanover County
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N 37° 38.906', W 77° 24.277'

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Just to the east stood the Clarke house (Lockwood), wherein Gen. Robert E. Lee made his field headquarters, 28-31 May 1864. While here, and though ill, Lee deployed troops to key positions in Hanover County, including Haw's Shop, Totopotomoy Creek, and Bethesda Church, and laid plans for his desperately outnumbered army to intercept Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's advance on Richmond. Lee telegraphed urgent appeals for reinforcements from nearby Atlee's Station on the Virginia Central Railroad. On 29 May President Jefferson Davis and Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard visited the stricken Lee here. Lee's planning culminated in the Battle of Cold Harbor, 31 May-12 June 1864, which stalled the Union offensive. The house was removed in 1990.
HM NumberHMA97
Marker NumberND 11
Year Placed1994
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 5:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 287861 N 4169529
Decimal Degrees37.64843333, -77.40461667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 38.906', W 77° 24.277'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 38' 54.36" N, 77° 24' 16.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 9178 Chamberlayne Rd, Mechanicsville VA 23116, US
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