Lee Hall

Lee Hall (HM6M4)

Location: Newport News, VA 23603
Country: United States of America

N 37° 12.053', W 76° 34.421'

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Lee Hall, a stately Italianate plantation dwelling, was built by 1859 for affluent planter Richard Decatur Lee. Confederate generals John Bankhead Magruder and Joseph Eggleston Johnston used the mansion as their headquarters during the April - May 1862 Warwick-Yorktown siege phase of the Peninsula Campaign. An earthen fort in the yard used to launch a Confederate hot-air balloon on 17 Apr. 1862 remains from the military occupation. A brief skirmish was fought here on 4 May 1862 during the Confederate retreat to Williamsburg. After the war, Lee strove to revitalize his farm but went bankrupt in 1870 and was foreclosed the next year.
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HM NumberHM6M4
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Marker NumberW 54
Year Placed2001
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 at 1:43am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 360344 N 4118317
Decimal Degrees37.20088333, -76.57368333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 12.053', W 76° 34.421'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 12' 3.18" N, 76° 34' 25.26" W
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Area Code(s)757
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124-136 VA-238, Newport News VA 23603, US
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