Lee's First Headquarters
— 1862 Peninsula Campaign —In May 1862, Gen. George McClellan's Union army was poised on the outskirts of Richmond threatening the Confederate capital. Here, in the Dabbs House, Robert E. Lee, as new commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, opened his headquarters on June 1, 1862. Four days later, he had shaped the strategy that would free Richmond from the Army of the Potomac.
|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||Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 3:43pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 289463 N 4157806|
|Decimal Degrees||37.54323333, -77.38310000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 37° 32.594', W 77° 22.986'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||37° 32' 35.64" N, 77° 22' 59.16" W|
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|Area Code(s)||757, 804|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 3820 Nine Mile Rd, Richmond VA 23223, US|
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