George Washington Custis Lee

Date:
1870-1875
Creator:
Miley, Lexington, VA

This carte-de-visite depicts Lee as president of Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA. George Washington Custis Lee, eldest son of Robert E. and Mary Lee, became president of newly renamed Washington and Lee University after the death of his father in 1870. Custis Lee served for over twenty years as president. During that time he fought the US Government in court over compensation for the seizure of the Arlington Estate. He won his case in 1882 and received $150,000, the modern equivalent of approximately $3 million.

Description (physical):

Paper. W 6.3, L 10.4 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0007
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Print, Photographic

Date:
1863-1863

Signed CDV vignette of General George Washington Custis Lee, taken by Anderson in Richmond, VA. Signed. Son of Robert E. Lee. Served on his father's staff and later commanded his own regiment. Army of Northern Virginia.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.180
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier