By Chuck Lawliss
During this, the last word photographic tribute to Robert E. Lee, writer and photographer Chuck Lawliss has captured on movie the entire significant websites linked to Lee as they're at the present time, from his plantation birthplace during the Civil conflict battlefields to his ultimate resting position at Washington and Lee collage.
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Custis turned the house into a virtual museum of Washington memorabilia. Page 24 The newlyweds settled in at Fort Monroe. For Mary the humble quarters of a junior officer were a disappointing change from the splendor of Arlington and the excitement of Washington society. On September 16, 1832, Mary presented Robert with a son, whom they named George Washington Custis Lee after the baby's grandfather. The boy would be called Custis. The marriage was soon visited by misfortune. After giving birth to a second child in 1835, Mary was struck by arthritis.
Military Academy in 1852, he tried to decline the honor, believing he didn't possess the necessary experience. His three years at West Point, however, demonstrated clearly that he could handle a large-scale operation and run it well. B. Stuart, Philip Sheridan, John B. Hood. O. O. Howard, James B. McPherson, and John M. Schofield. The Lees lived in the superintendent's house, above, their first real home since they had left Fort Hamilton in 1846. Page 30 By the late 1850s, Lee was facing a crisis in his personal life.
Lee was of heroic stature, no mistake about that. He was a brilliant and courageous general, a great gentleman, a man of honor, a devoted family man, and a loyal son of Virginia. But the image does becloud the man. Douglas Southall Freeman, who said he passed the Lee statue almost daily and invariably saluted it, made a compelling case for Lee's greatness in his massive four-volume biography. "Robert Lee," he wrote, "was one of the small company of great men in whom there is no inconsistency to be explained, no enigma to be solved.
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