Jim Campi, American Battlefield Trust. Located on the Chambersburg Pike on top of Seminary Ridge, this 4-acre property was the headquarters site of Gen. Robert E. Lee during the Battle of Gettysburg. The site includes a small stone house which, at the time of the battle, was the home of 69-year-old widow Mary Thompson. The property surrounding the house played a pivotal role in the …
The Civil War Trust accomplished a superb feat with the acquisition and rehabilitation of the Lee Headquarters and grounds. As a motel it was a ugly sore thumb in First Day’s Field adjacent to the Seminary Buildings …4.5/5(37)
In 1833, Michael Clarkson, an enterprising Gettysburg businessman, purchased a tract of land along the Chambersburg Pike and built the stone house that 30 years later would become the headquarters of Gen. Robert E. Lee. Clarkson was a prominent figure in Gettysburg, and a close friend of Thaddeus Stevens, a significant player in early Gettysburg industry and politics.
The American Battlefield Trust enlisted the services of Warehaus to survey and restore a four-acre property in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. The property contained several motels, a restaurant, barn, and the Mary Thompson House, which served as General Robert E. Lee’s headquarters during the Civil War.
Your favor of the 20th ult., received and answer deferred so I cculd get you exact information in reference to General Lee's Headquarters at Gettysburg. The stone house was pointed out to me as General Lee's Headquarters. Of course, I said nothing, but I positively, knew, that General Lee never had his headquarters in that house.