Tag Archives: Robert E. Lee

The Lees of Old Virginia

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Richard Lee, originally of Shropshire, England, was a 22-year-old lawyer when he landed in Jamestown, Virginia in 1639 and started, with the help of family connections, amassing wealth.  By the time he died, he was (thanks to his success as a … Continue reading

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Arlington House

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The first thing you’ll notice about Arlington National Cemetery is that it occupies the side of a hill. The second thing you’ll notice is that there’s a large, Greek temple-looking building at the top. That building is the Custis-Lee Mansion, … Continue reading

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Historic Dirt

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“We Virginians are funny about our dirt,” said the receptionist at the Virginia state capitol building in Richmond. She was telling us about the renovation of the capitol, which took place from 2004 to 2007, when they restored the 18th … Continue reading

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Robert E. Who?

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It’s a very rare place, in the American South, where Robert E. Lee is an afterthought.   If there is such a place, it would be Lexington, Virginia.  Sure, Lee – and his horse, Traveller —  are buried there.  But Lee … Continue reading

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