Mrs. Robert E. Lee

Date:
c. 1865-1870
Creator:
M. Miley, Lexington, VA

This carte-de-visite portrays Mrs. Lee during the time her husband was president of Washington College.

Description (physical):

Paper. W 6.3, L 10.4 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0001
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Mrs. Robert E. Lee

Date:
c. 1871-1872

This carte-de-visite is inscribed "Mrs. Genl. Lee, Mary Custis Lee, April 23rd 1880 [sic]". "L.L.S."

Description (physical):

Paper. W 6.3, L 9.6 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0002
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Mary Lee

Date:
c. 1861-1870

Tinted photograph of an engraving that shows Mrs. Lee during or after the Civil War.

Description (physical):

Paper. L 10.8, W 6.4 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0003
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial

Robert E. And Mary Lee

Date:
c. 1860s

Engravings of Robert E. and Mary Lee during their last years together. Both were in poor health in their declining years. Mary had rheumatoid arthritis and Robert had heart disease. Robert E. Lee, in particular, aged rapidly during his time at Washington College. The physical and emotional stress of the war had taken a devastating toll on his health. He died of a stroke on Oct. 12, 1870 at the age of 63. Mary Lee lived three more years, and died at 65.

Description (physical):

Wood, brass. W 28.2, L 23 cm

Location:
Arlington National Cemetery Arlington,Virginia 22211
Identifier:
2010.0002.0004
Institution:
Arlington House-The Robert E. Lee Memorial