Mary Greenhow Lee

Mary Greenhow Lee (HM1QKY)

Location: Winchester, VA 22601
Country: United States of America

N 39° 11.126', W 78° 9.803'

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(1819 - 1907)

On this site lived Mary Greenhow Lee, whose extensive diary survives as one of the most informative records of daily life in Civil War Virginia. Lee chronicled military engagements, home front hardships, and the erosion of slavery. An ardent supporter of the Confederacy, she stockpiled supplies for the army, ran an under­ground mail service, aided wounded soldiers. and hosted Confederate officers, including Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. In Feb. 1865, U.S. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan expelled Lee from Winchester, citing her "constant annoyance." She settled in Baltimore. After her death. she was buried in Winchester's Mount Hebron Cemetery with her husband.
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HM NumberHM1QKY
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Marker NumberQ 4-m
Year Placed2013
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 at 9:02am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 745005 N 4341188
Decimal Degrees39.18543333, -78.16338333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 11.126', W 78° 9.803'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 11' 7.56" N, 78° 9' 48.18" W
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Area Code(s)540
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 172-178 US-522, Winchester VA 22601, US
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