Headquarters of General Robert E. Lee

The headquarters marker for General Robert E. Lee, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia.

Lee's Headquarters marker, General Robert E. Lee. lee's headquarters cannon Gettysburg June 2010

Dedicated: 1920-1921.

Location: Located on South side of Chambersburg Pike (US30), West of Seminary Lane and Confederate Avenue. Designates location of Lee’s Headquarters during Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863.

Description: Erected by the Gettysburg National Parks Commission. Designed by Emmor B. Cope of the War Department. One of four Civil War CSA Headquarter Markers in the Park.  Consists of a heavy 12-pounder bronze cannon mounted on a granite base.


In this field was located
headquarters of the Army of
Northern Virginia
July 1. 2. 3. 4. 1863
“My headquarters were in tents in an
apple orchard back of the Seminary
along the Chambersburg Pike”
Robt. E. Lee