"Robert E. Lee Monument" Momuments/Statues Tip by Ewingjr98

Momuments/Statues, New Orleans: 9 reviews and 14 photos

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  • Robert E. Lee Monument - New Orleans
  • Robert E. Lee Monument - New Orleans
  • The Streetcar goes around Lee Circle - New Orleans
      The Streetcar goes around Lee Circle
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The Robert E. Lee Monument was constructed in 1884, and it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1991. It is located in Lee Circle, on the edge of the Central Business District near the Garden District. The monument consists of a 60 foot doric column topped by a 12 foot tall statue of the great Confederate General.

General Robert E. Lee was the most heralded general for the south in the American Civil War, and many men from Louisiana served under his command in Northern Virginia. It is interesting to note, however, that New Orleans was conquered by the north before Lee ever took over the Army of Northern Virginia. Lee's Monument stands in a city that was never part of the Confederacy while he was a general. Admiral David Farragut captured New Orleans on April 25, 1862, while General Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862.

To get to Lee Circle, take the St. Charles Line Street Car. There's a stop right next to the circle.

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  • Updated Oct 22, 2011
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