Is this General Lee and Traveller?

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Just saw this photo on Pinterest. It appears to be the General and his favorite horse.............but, I'm a little apprehensive with anything historical on Pinterest, Tumblr, etc. Thoughts anyone?

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diane

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It appears to be a rare one of Lee - I believe it's the only photo of Lee in private ownership still. It was taken at Rock Springs Bath, Va by Adam H Plucker. Mrs Lee, because of her arthritis, was a frequent visitor to the mineral springs there and while she was soaking in the baths, Lee would ride Traveller around! (Hence the straw hat.) I'm not sure of how exactly Plucker came to get a photo of Lee and Traveller at this place, but it was always full of the notable folks of the day. The straw hat, in fact, kind of endears it to me!
 

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JPK Huson 1863

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Just ran into this in the Liljenquist collection on LoC. The research that family puts into these is incredible so it'll be R.E.. What's wonderful is ' giving ' so much History to all of us- it's public access. @diane , the Lilenquists must have bought some iof the ncredible 'new' stuff from that private collection?

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