Housed in a building that served as a Union Hospital during the Civil War, the R.E. Lee Camp Hall Museum honors the service and heritage of the 17th Virginia Infantry CSA.
Owned and operated by the Mary Custis Lee-17th Virginia Regiment Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, this museum's collections feature artifacts related to 17th Virginia Infantry CSA, including objects collected by its members.
Local militia companies, including the Old Dominion Rifles, Alexandria Riflemen and Mount Vernon Guard, formed the nucleus of this regiment, and Montgomery Dent Corse, William Smoot, Arthur Herbert, William H. Fowle, Philip Beverly Hooe, Edgar Warfield, and William and Charles McKnight were among the Alexandrians who served. After the war, these men joined to form the R.E. Lee Camp of UCV and acquired the Camp Hall.
Members of the Camp funded the statue Appomattox just a block and a half away at the intersection of Prince and Washington Streets. Open to the public the first Saturday of the month: September through November and January through June, noon to 2 p.m. July and August, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Closed in December.
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Last Updated: 7/27/2011 3:18 PM