- Nov 27, 2016
What a weight to live with. All those orphaned children. I know George Washington’s tent was sold from Arlington to help support widows of the Confederacy.
I wouldn't be surprised if this photo has appeared here before, but I am unfamiliar with it. Taken, at White Sulfur Springs, West Virginia, in August of 1869.
View attachment 194151The men were meeting there to discuss aid for "the orphaned children of the Lost Cause". This is the only from life photograph of Lee with his Generals in existence, during the war or after.
Left to right standing: General James Conner, General Martin Witherspoon Gary, General John B. Magruder, General Robert D. Lilley, General P. G. T. Beauregard, General Alexander Lawton, General Henry A. Wise, General Joseph Lancaster Brent Left to right seated: Blacque Bey (Turkish Minister to the United States), General Robert E. Lee, Philanthropist George Peabody, Philanthropist William Wilson Corcoran, James Lyons (Virginia)