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Robert E. Lee Memorial

New Orleans, Louisiana



Built in 1884, the Robert E. Lee Memorial is 60 feet tall and weighs over 7,000 lbs.  The actual statue of Robert E. Lee is 16 feet tall and faces north because Lee believed you should never turn your back on the enemy.

Robert E. Lee
1807 - 1870

Commander in Chief
Confederate States of America
1861 - 1865
Placed by Julia Jackson Chapter No. 4
Children of the confederacy