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For the next few posts I’m going to focus on the newly-renovated General Lee’s Headquarters complex, which I was fortunate enough to visit on the 7TH of November. First of all, I want to say that the Thompson house looks amazing and I’m so happy to see it without the dormers! This photo was taken from inside the ruins of the Dustman barn, a battle-era stone foundation. You can tell from the lighter-colored stone underneath the left window of the Thompson house that some of the windows were recently redone. I found the Dustman foundation almost as interesting as the Thompson house, and enjoyed visiting before the grass got too high to tramp around in.
PVT. ALEXANDER LAY AGEE
Co. D, 37TH Virginia Infantry
Born 1840 --- Died July 13, 1863 at age 23
Pvt. Agee enlisted in May 1861. He was mortally wounded in the breast and was later taken prisoner, dying of his wounds within two weeks. He was laid to rest in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.
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