Lee-to-the-Rear

Lee-to-the-Rear (HM3KK)

Location: Locust Grove, VA 22508 Spotsylvania County
Country: United States of America

N 38° 17.41', W 77° 43.576'

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Many accounts relate the story of General Lee's personal attempt to lead the charge of the Texas Brigade. No two versions entirely agree and we may never know which details belong to history and which belong to mythology.

Colonel Charles S. Venable, an officer on Lee's staff, witnessed the event and wrote about it soon after the war:
Much moved by the greeting of these brave men and their magnificent behavior, General Lee spurred his horse through an opening in the trenches and followed close on their line as it moved rapidly forward. The men did not perceive that he was going with them until they had advanced some distance in the charge; when they did, there came from the entire line, as it rushed on, the cry, "Go back, General Lee! Go back!.... We won't go on unless you go back!" A sergeant seized his bridle rein. Just then I called his attention to General Longstreet, who sat on his horse on a knoll to the right of the Texans. He yielded with evident reluctance to the entreaties of his men and rode up to Longstreet's position.
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HM NumberHM3KK
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Date Added Wednesday, October 15th, 2014 at 1:25am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 261566 N 4241526
Decimal Degrees38.29016667, -77.72626667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 17.41', W 77° 43.576'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 17' 24.60" N, 77° 43' 34.56" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 615 State Rte 621, Locust Grove VA 22508, US
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