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Robert E. Lee and his family leave Richmond to spend summer in the Virginia countryside

Robert Edward Lee, Brady image, circa 1865
06/28/1865
Former Confederate commander Robert E. Lee and his family were reported to have left their Richmond home for Cartersville, in Cumberland County, Virginia.  They were said to be spending the summer at a small cottage on a farm in the area.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"General News," New York Times, July1, 1865, p. 4 

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