Alexandria, Virginia, General Robert Edward Lee

Robert Edward Lee’s Boyhood Home In Alexandria, Virginia

In 1812, Robert Edward Lee’s father Henry Lee decided to move his family to a home in Alexandria, Virginia, that President George Washington once dined in while it was the home of William Fitzhugh. Robert Edward Lee stayed at the home until 1825, when he left for Westpoint.

Five years after the end of the Civil War, Robert Edward Lee returned to visit his childhood home.

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