The Beasley House

on Monday, September 21, 2009

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This picture was taken in June, 2007, in Petersburg, Virginia. The Beasley house served as the headquarters of General Robert E. Lee late in 1864. He used the house as headquarters only for about a month, but spent very little time in or near the house as he kept riding along his lines trying to keep General U. S. Grant at bay. It was from this house, however, that Lee began urging President Jefferson Davis to consider offering freedom to any slave that would agree to serve in the southern army.