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    ca. 1861-65, “Hospital [amputation] Scene at Fortress Monroe, Va.”, George Stacy via the Library of Congress, Stereographic Cards Collection

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    General Robert E. Lee- Mathew Brady’s Last Wartime Photograph Mathew B. Brady (American, near Lake George, New York 1823?–1896 New York) Date: 1865 Medium: Albumen silver print from glass negative Dimensions: Image: 14 × 9.3 cm (5 1/2 × 3 11/16 in.) Classification: Photographs Credit Line: Gilman Collection, Museum Purchase, 2005 Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered his army to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865. The Civil War was over. If not whole, the nation was at least reunited, and the slow recovery of Reconstruction could begin. As soon as he heard that Lee had left Appomattox and returned to Richmond, Mathew B. Brady headed there with his camera equipment. The Lees’ Franklin Street residence had survived the fires that had devastated many of the commercial sections of the city. Through the kindness of Mrs. Lee and a Confederate colonel, Brady received permission to photograph the general on April 16, 1865, just two days after President Lincoln’s assassination. Brady’s portrait of General Lee holding his hat, on his own back porch, is one of the most reflective and thoughtful wartime likenesses. The fifty-eight-year-old Confederate hero poses in the uniform he had worn at the surrender. It would be Brady’s last wartime photograph.

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    black sad his name is unknown. Confederate cemetery. Chattanooga, Tennessee.

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