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Robert E. Lee Monument

1966

Monroe Street between Bay and 1st, downtown Ft. Myers

In 1966 the United Daughters of the Confederacy and citizens of Fort Myers erected a monument to honor Robert E. Lee.  It is located in downtown Fort Myers, and is an elegantly simple monument featuring a bronze bust of Lee atop a granite pedestal.

The monument was obstensibly erected to honor Lee's early, pre-Civil War career as an army engineer, which is why Lee County is so named.  During Lee's early army career, as an army engineer, Lee toured Florida during the period when the third order of coastal defenses was being constructed.



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