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Description

Built in the decade preceding the Civil War, Ravenswood is a standard two-story I-house with symmetrical three-bay front and rear elevations. General Robert E. Lee used Ravenswood for observation purposes in 1861 and 1862 because it had a direct view of Meadowbridge Road to below Mechanicsville. Both Lee and Jackson are said to have used the house as their temporary headquarters.

Description

Built in the decade preceding the Civil War, Ravenswood is a standard two-story I-house with symmetrical three-bay front and rear elevations. General Robert E. Lee used Ravenswood for observation purposes in 1861 and 1862 because it had a direct view of Meadowbridge Road to below Mechanicsville. Both Lee and Jackson are said to have used the house as their temporary headquarters.