The Wandering Rebel

Lexington Wanderings

Washington and Lee University

 
   
After the end of the Civil War, Lee was to become president of several insurance companies. When learning they only wanted his name, he refused. He was ask to become the president of a struggling college in western Virginia called Washington College. He chose the college position and spent the last years of his life here. After his death the college was renamed Washington and Lee College.  
   
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1. Lee's Chapel
2. Monument to Robert E. Lee, from a remembrance of him sleeping on a cot in his tent during a campaign. The Lee family is buried a floor below.
3. Two of the original Battle Flags of the Army of Northern Virginia, with their original poles.
4. Traveler's grave just outside. The faithful horse died shortly after his master and was interred here.
5. The General still watches over his college.
 
   

Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson Home

   
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7. This home at 8 East Washington Street is the only home that Stonewall Jackson ever owned. Jackson taught a Sunday School class for servants at a nearby church.  April 21, 1861 He left this house, never to return.  
   
More pictures to come later.  
   


 


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