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

Lee's Miserables

Date:
1998
Creator:
Power, J. Tracy
Publisher/Studio:
Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press
Description (physical):

Hardcover, 6" x 9.5", 463 p.

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

Robert E. Lee: First Soldier Of The Confederacy

Date:
2005
Creator:
Rice, Earle Jr.
Publisher/Studio:
Greensboro, NC: Morgan Reynolds Publishing, Inc.
Description (physical):

Hardcover, 6" x 9", 176 p.

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

Robert E. Lee

Date:
1995
Creator:
Thomas, Emory M.
Publisher/Studio:
New York: W. W. Norton & Company

Biography

Description (physical):

Softcover, 6" x 9", 472 p.

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

Alexandria Goes To War

Date:
2004
Creator:
Kundahl, George G.
Publisher/Studio:
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press

Chronicles the lives of men and women whose service made the city unique in the exceptional quality and variety of talent provided to the Confederate cause.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 387 p.

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

Reading The Man: A Portrait Of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters

Date:
2007
Creator:
Prior, Elizabeth Brown
Publisher/Studio:
New York: The Penguin Group

Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters, by Elizabeth Brown Pryor. Robert E. Lee remains one of the most revered figures in U.S. history. But both in his personal and public life, Lee was more complicated than his iconic image suggests. Historian Pryor uses a compilation of Lee's private correspondence, adding her own commentaries, to present a more balanced but scrupulously fair portrait of the great general. Recipient of the 2007 Jefferson Davis Award.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 8.25" x 5.25" Pp. 658

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

Newspaper

Date:
3/6/1865

New York Times, 6 March 1865. Folded into 8 Pages.

Description (physical):

Paper.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
1995.006.005.K
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Portrait of seated Robert E. Lee shortly taken shortly after surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. Image by Brady.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.001.0244
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Newspaper

Date:
1865-1865

The Soldier's Visitor- Richmond, Virginia, of January 1865. Christian newspaper out of Richmond. Reprint included of a letter from Robert E. Lee to his son, dated April 5, 1852. Letter written to Lee's son, while Lee was on his way to New Mexico. One of the things that he writes about is not making friends by doing anything wrong, also not to do anything to keep a friend by doing something wrong. Another article compares the strength of the metal plates used on Ironclads with the strength and power of the Word of God. Other articles include one entitled: "Army Missionaries" Presbyterian Newspaper from Richmond.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.080
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Carte-de-visite

Date:
1865-1865

2004.002.143 Photograph, Robert E. Lee CDV of Robert E. Lee. Signed (or facsimile) by Lee. This is purported to be the first photo taken of Lee following the war. In this vignette he is wearing a dark civilian suit with a bowtie.

Description (physical):

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Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Identifier:
2004.002.143
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier