Monday, September 15, 2008

Arlington House

The beautiful home of Robert E. Lee and his wife Mary Anna Randolph Custis Lee ( grandaughter of Martha Washington). Due to the civil war and Lee's love for the south they boxed all their belongings in wagons and open carriages and left about the 8th of May1861. It stood empty with only servants in attendance until the 23rd of May when more than 13,000 Federal troops marched across the long bridge to occupy it. Eventually they would bury dead soliders here to make sure that Lee would never return.......hence........Arlington National Cemetery.

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