General Robert E. Lee / Colonel Robert E. Lee

General Robert E. Lee / Colonel Robert E. Lee (HM245X)

Location: Giddings, TX 78942 Lee County
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Country: United States of America
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N 30° 10.906', W 96° 56.245'

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County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee

—Colonel Robert E. Lee In Texas 1857-1861 —

County named for beloved Confederate General Robert E. Lee

Led army of Northern Virginia which included famed Hood's Texas Brigade.
He said about them "I never ordered that brigade to hold a position that they did not hold it." "The enemy never sees the backs of my Texans."
In the Battle of the Wilderness, the Texans, seeing Lee set to lead the charge and fearing for his safety, halted, shouting, "General Lee to the rear," until he complied.
Lee once declined furloughs for the Texans for he needed their services.
He considered them his best shock troops.
About Lee's surrender a Texan said, "I'd rather have died than surrendered; but if Marse Bob thinks that is best... Marse Bob is bound to be right as usual."

Colonel Robert E Lee in Texas 1857-1861

Robert E. Lee spent 25 months on the Texas frontier, proving and seasoning grounds for great army leaders in the impending Civil War.
With the 2nd U. S. Cavalry at Camp Cooper, he led a 1,600-mile scouting expedition into Indian country.
He commanded the 2nd, first at San Antonio - leading the attempt to capture Mexican bandit Juan Cortina - next at Fort Mason.
Lee learned how to adapt himself and his men to outdoor life and adverse conditions he later faced on battlefields.

Knowledge of the ways of his fellow officers who later held high ranks in both armies served him well in military crises.
Lee also realized his strong love for his native Virginia and refused the offer of U.S. Army Commander-in-Chief, choosing to fight with his State.
HM NumberHM245X
Year Placed1964
Placed ByState of Texas
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Date Added Friday, December 29th, 2017 at 7:02am PST -08:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 698589 N 3340724
Decimal Degrees30.18176667, -96.93741667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 30° 10.906', W 96° 56.245'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds30° 10' 54.36" N, 96° 56' 14.7" W
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Area Code(s)979, 512
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 US-77, Giddings TX 78942, US
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