Thursday, April 23, 2009

Violet Bank



The home in the picture above is Violet Bank near Petersburg, Virginia. Robert E. Lee used Violet Bank as his headquarters from June through October, 1864, during the siege of Petersburg. But Lee didn't use the house -- he pitched his tent under the cucumber tree you can see to the right in the picture.

7 comments:

Busy Bee Suz said...

How cool!!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Now THAT'S an interesting bit of history that Lee pitched a tent. ;-)

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for sharing this interesting story! Why did he pitch his tent under that tree?
Thanks for your visit to my blog and your kind words.

Photo Cache said...

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Janie said...

Interesting bit of history.

Bonnie Bonsai said...

and who lives in the house? beaut!

Carrizo said...

Cool info about history. Your photo is nice as also the house.