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Lee Hall Mansion

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Virginia

163 YORKTOWN ROAD
NEWPORT NEWS, VA 23603, USA

Website: http://www.leehall.org

This Italianate plantation house was built circa 1859, by affluent planter Richard Decatur Lee. Confederate Maj. Gen. John Bankhead Magruder and Gen. Joseph Johnston used the mansion as a headquarters during the 1862 Peninsula campaign. A small redoubt on the lawn, built during the campaign, was the site of a Confederate hot-air observation balloon launching.