Lee's Headquarters

Lee's Headquarters (HMB6P)

Location: Chester, VA 23831 Chesterfield County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 20.841', W 77° 24.627'

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To the east, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee briefly made his headquarters at Clay's house on 17 June 1864. There he received full details of the Union army's attack on Petersburg that began the evening of 15 June 1864. Lee learned that Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant had committed most of the Union Army of the Potomac to assault the Petersburg fortifications commanded by Confederate Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard. After receiving the reports of the Federal assault on Petersburg, Lee realized that Petersburg stood in immediate danger. He left his nearby headquarters early the next morning and went with most of his army to reinforce the garrison at Petersburg.
HM NumberHMB6P
Marker NumberS 38
Year Placed2002
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:44pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286490 N 4136131
Decimal Degrees37.34735000, -77.41045000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 20.841', W 77° 24.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 20' 50.46" N, 77° 24' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)804
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13121-13149 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Chester VA 23831, US
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