General Lee's Beloved Traveller

General Lee's Beloved Traveller (HM13UA)

Location: Lexington, VA 24450
Country: United States of America

N 37° 47.239', W 79° 26.514'

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In Memory of
General Lee's Beloved Traveller
Rarely has an animal captured so much affection.

Traveller, first called Jeff Davis and later Greenbrier, was born in 1857 near Blue Sulphur Springs (now in West Virginia). In 1862, Lee purchased him and renamed him after one of George Washington's horses. This sturdy American saddlebred, sixteen hands high, iron gray with black mane and tail, carried Lee through many of the Civil War's major campaigns, and later on pleasant late afternoon rides into the hillsides around Lexington.

Not long after Lee's death, Traveller stepped on a nail and developed tetanus. He died in the summer of 1871 and was buried in a ravine behind the college. A century later, his skeleton was reburied here. The Virginia Division, United Daughters of the Confederacy, marked the grave and his stable.
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HM NumberHM13UA
Series This marker is part of the United Daughters of the Confederacy series
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Date Added Friday, October 3rd, 2014 at 1:16am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 637195 N 4183360
Decimal Degrees37.78731667, -79.44190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 47.239', W 79° 26.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 47' 14.34" N, 79° 26' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)540
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 11-17 Letcher Ave, Lexington VA 24450, US
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