A Guide to the General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall, 1922 General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall SC 0048

A Guide to the General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall, 1922

A Collection in the
Thomas Balch Library
Collection Number SC 0048


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Processed by: Donald Cooper

Repository
Thomas Balch Library
Collection number
SC 0048
Title
"General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall" 1922
Physical Characteristics
Language
English
Abstract
This collection consists of a two page photocopy of a typewritten historical anecdote of General Lee's visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall dated 2 August 1922.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection open for research .

Use Restrictions

No physical characteristics affect use of this material.

Preferred Citation

General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall, (SC 0048), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, VA..

Acquisition Information

Unknown

Alternative Form Available

None

Accruals

2009.0149X

Processing Information

Processed by Donald Cooper, 9 September 2009

Historical Information

During the first week of September 1962, Confederate troops passed through Leesburg, Virginia on their way to an invasion of the United States. General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) spent the night of 4 September in Leesburg at the home of a distant relative, Henry Tazewell Harrison (1796-1881). While there, Lee and some of his generals met at the Harrison house to discuss the Maryland campaign.

Henry Tazewell Harrison (1796-1881) was a wealthy merchant, farmer, and banker in Leesburg. His family descended from Burr Harrison, who in 1699 had participated in the first European contact with local Piscataway Indians in what would become Loudoun County. Henry Tazewell married Jane Elizabeth Lee (1811-1837), daughter of Francis Lightfoot Lee in 1834; they had one daughter, Catherine (1834-1871). After Jane's death, Henry married Mary E. Jones (1815-1874) in 1839, with whom he had seven children: Elizabeth Lee (1843-1875), Henry (1846-1916), Maria Washington (1848-1928), Alice Janney (1849-1928), Burr William (1851-1861), Edward Burr (1853-1923), and Mary Jones (1856-1933).

Scope and Content

This collection consists of a two page photocopy of a typewritten historical anecdote of General Lee's visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall dated 2 August 1922. While the authorship of the anecdote is unverified, it has been suggested by a long-time Leesburg resident to have been written by Mary Conrad, daughter of Mary Jones Harrison.

Related Material

Leesburg Architectural Surveys 1971-2002 (M 016), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia. Folder 253-0035-0649.

Adjunct Descriptive Data

Bibliography

Chamberlin, Taylor M. Where Did They Stand? May 1861 Vote on Secession in Loudoun County, Virginia and Post-War Claims Against the Government. Leesburg, Virginia: Waterford Foundation, Inc., 2003.
Cox, Teckla, interviews with Alexandra Gressitt, 20 August 2009 and Beth Schuster, 11 September 2009.
Exploring Leesburg: Guide to History & Architecture. Town of Leesburg, 2003.
Freeman, Douglas Southhall. Robert E. Lee: A Biography Vol. 2 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
Leesburg Architectural Surveys 1971-2002 (M 016), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia. Folder 253-0035-0649.
Loudoun Cemetery Database (http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940), accessed 11 September 2009.
Meserve, Steven F. The Civil War in Loudoun County Virginia: A History of Hard Times. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2008.
Tavenner, Charles Blair. Charles Blair Tavenner Collection: Genealogical Notes on Loudoun Families, volume Ha-He. S.l: s.n.

Other Finding Aid

None


Technical Requirements

None

Other Finding Aid

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Bibliography

Chamberlin, Taylor M. Where Did They Stand? May 1861 Vote on Secession in Loudoun County, Virginia and Post-War Claims Against the Government. Leesburg, Virginia: Waterford Foundation, Inc., 2003.
Cox, Teckla, interviews with Alexandra Gressitt, 20 August 2009 and Beth Schuster, 11 September 2009.
Exploring Leesburg: Guide to History & Architecture. Town of Leesburg, 2003.
Freeman, Douglas Southhall. Robert E. Lee: A Biography Vol. 2 New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.
Leesburg Architectural Surveys 1971-2002 (M 016), Thomas Balch Library, Leesburg, Virginia. Folder 253-0035-0649.
Loudoun Cemetery Database (http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=940), accessed 11 September 2009.
Meserve, Steven F. The Civil War in Loudoun County Virginia: A History of Hard Times. Charleston, South Carolina: History Press, 2008.
Tavenner, Charles Blair. Charles Blair Tavenner Collection: Genealogical Notes on Loudoun Families, volume Ha-He. S.l: s.n.

Contents List

Folder 1: General Lee's Visit to Leesburg and Harrison Hall 1922