Rest and ReconciliationIn the summer of 1865, Robert E. Lee and his family resided here at Derwent. Lee had reunited with his wife and children in a rented house in Richmond after he surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House on April 9. Financially broken, uncertain of his future, and ill in health, Lee sought "some small little home in the woods" where he might live simply as a farmer and provide for his family. At the end of June, Mrs. Elizabeth Randolph Cocke offered him sanctuary at this cottage.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 1:46pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||17S E 757796 N 4166058|
|Decimal Degrees||37.60551667, -78.07963333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 36.331', W 78° 4.778'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 36' 19.86" N, 78° 4' 46.68" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 6099 State Rte 646, Powhatan VA 23139, US|
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