Join us at Lee's Headquarters. The house and grounds, which served as Gen. Lee’s command center during the Battle of Gettysburg, was preserved by the American Battlefield Trust in 2016 as part of a $6 million acquisition and restoration project. Visit Battlefields.org/LeesHQ for details.
The Lee’s Headquarters building was purchased in trust by renowned abolitionist Congressman Thaddeus Stevens for Mary Thompson, who was the sole resident during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg. Prior to its use as Lee’s command center, the property was the scene of brutal fighting on the first day of the battle, as Union forces attempted to check the Confederate advance on Gettysburg.
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