Birthplace of Robert E. LeeRobert Edward Lee was born at Stratford Hall on January 19, 1807, to Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee — a Revolutionary War hero — and Ann Hill Carter. Robert E. Lee spent the first four years of his childhood here before moving with his parents and siblings to Alexandria, Virginia. Years later, during the Civil War and after Lee's wife's home, Arlington, had been turned into a United States military cemetery, Lee wrote a letter to his daughters Agnes and Annie Lee. "I am much pleased," he wrote on November 22, 1861, "at your description of Stratford and your visit. It is endeared to me by many recollections, and it has always been a great desire of my life to be able to purchase it. Now that we have no other home, and the one we so loved has been so foully polluted, the desire is stronger with me than ever." Lee never purchased Stratford, however, and never owned a home.
|Series||This marker is part of the Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Virginia Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 at 10:02am PST -08:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 338786 N 4224146|
|Decimal Degrees||38.15080000, -76.83990000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 9.048', W 76° 50.394'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 9' 2.88" N, 76° 50' 23.64" W|
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|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling North|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 483 Great House Rd, Montross VA 22520, US|
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