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Mary Greenhow Lee (1819-1907) Q-4-m | Marker History

Mary Greenhow Lee (1819-1907) Marker, Q-4-m

Mary Greenhow Lee, who lived in this house, is best known for the extensive diary she kept to record daily life in Winchester during the Civil War. An ardent supporter of the Confederacy, she provided assistance to wounded Confederates throughout the war and funnelled supplies to the army. On 23 Feb. 1865, Union Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan banished Lee from his lines because of her “constant annoyance.” Lee left her home in Winchester and departed the Shenandoah Valley. After the Civil War she settled in Baltimore and operated a boardinghouse.

Marker Information:
Date Approved by DHR: June 20, 2013
Original Sponsor: DHR-TEA Sesquicentennial
Region: Shenandoah Valley Region
Geographic Location: Winchester
Physical Description of Location: Proposed Location: 132 North Market Street, Winchester
GPS Location: 39.220987,-78.134214
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