In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee
John F. Blair, Publisher
5 ½ x 8
black-and-white photos throughout
Published in 2001
If you're a fan of Robert E. Lee, you may have visited Chancellorsville or Gettysburg or Appomattox or Lexington, where the general is buried.
But chances are you don't know how to get to Stratford Hall, where Lee was born. And you've probably never been to the spot where Lee and Longstreet put themselves in a position to be easily captured by the Federals, or the home where Lee was narrowly missed by a cannonball while drinking a glass of buttermilk, or the fort where he rescued a beloved dog, or the place where he adopted his wartime pet, a chicken.
This is your guide to both the major Lee sites in Virginia and West Virginia and lesser-known sites in distant states—from Texas, where he was sent to chase Indians; to New York, where he rode his horse down Broadway; to Florida, where he picked oranges as an elderly tourist. Taken together, they will let you—as far as possible—stand where General Lee stood and see what he saw.
“In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee by Civil War history buff Clint Johnson is both a comprehensive travel guide to many historical sites connected to the Civil War Southern general Robert E. Lee, as well as a collection of stories that reveal the importance each site had with regard to Lee's character. From Harpers Ferry in West Virginia to the famous courthouse at Appomattox, In the Footsteps of Robert E. Lee is a comprehensive, user-friendly guidebook filled with the most fascinating bits of historical trivia. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the career of this amazingly skilled Civil War general and memorable historical figure.” —Midwest Book Review