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    Home of Robert E. Lee

    Traveller, the beloved Horse of Gen. Robert E. Lee

    Richmond in 1862, before it was ravaged by the war.

    Three Historic Homes of General Robert E. Lee

    The very home where Lee was photographed standing on the porch in Richmond, Va. later in life. 707 East Franklin Sreet. It is the home General Lee and his family occupied during the Civil War. For more on the other Lee homes, see

    Deadwood 1877, Lee Street merchant signs, Lee Street Blacksmith James Langan Colorado Blacksmith May 19, 1877

    General Lee on his horse Traveler

    Mary Custis Lee and Robert E. Lee Jr., ca. 1845.

    Tombstone for Stonewall Jackson's left arm. Jackson was shot during the Battle of Chancellorsville near Fredericksburg, Virginia, and the arm was amputated.

    Robert E. Lee, around age 38, and his son William Henry Fitzhugh Lee, around age 8, c.1845

    Julia Bulette was a prostitute working the gold mine camps at Virginia City, Nevada. She was brutally murdered and John Millian arrested for her murder. It took months to find an unbiased jury as she was loved by so many. A jury was finally found. Millian was hanged in 1868.

    Richmond in Ruins: 1865

    Robert Todd Lincoln, the only child of Abraham Lincoln to live to adulthood. This was taken in 1922 at the dedication of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington DC. Robert was at Abraham Lincoln's bedside at his death. Robert Lincoln was also at the Sixth Street Train Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881, and witnessed the assassination of President James Garfield. At the time Lincoln was serving as Garfield's Secretary of War.

    Robert E. Lee's Richmond Home

    Robert E. Lee

    Antietam, Maryland; President Lincoln and General George B. McClellan in the general's tent

    Robert E. Lee's mansion before the war ... confiscated by the U. S. government and never returned to Lee or his family.

    Circa 1936. "Dormered cabin. Georgetown County, South Carolina." This is the kind of place the real estate listings describe as having "character."

    Edmund Ruffin fired the first shot at Fort Sumter, officially kicking off the Civil War. With Lee's Surrender at Appomattox, Ruffin committed Suicide, Shooting himself in the head. Hence, he is often associated with shooting the first and last shots of the Civil War. Picture ca. 1860-65

    The McLean house, Appomattox Court House, Virginia; site of General Lee's surrender to General Grant on April 9, 1865

    Civil War Battle Scene