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General Robert E. Lee and Traveller

This is a rare picture of General Robert E Lee with Traveler, looking tired, muddy & miserable with the weight of the Confederate world on his shoulders.

Robert Gould Shaw commanded the 54th Massachusetts Infantry, an African American regiment. Shaw had already fought in the battles of Cedar Mountain and Antietam with the 2nd MA Inf. when he took command of the 54th at the age of 25. Shaw was hesitant to leave his comrades for service in a regiment that he doubted would ever see action. Never the less, he would die leading them during their assault on Battery Wagner outside of Chalreston, SC.

General Robert E. Lee and Traveller

Robert E. Lee and his horse, Traveller: One of the greatest human-equine partnerships of all time. And a true "love at first sight" story. . .get out your hankies horse lovers! Read our blog story!: http://stargazermercantile.com/general-robert-e-lee-and-traveller/

Lee to Davis regarding the loss at Gettysburg Mr. President Your note of the 27 enclosing a slip from the Charleston Mercury relative to the battle of Gettysburg is received. I much regret its general censure upon the operations of the army, as it is calculated to do us no good either at home or abroad. But I am prepared for similar criticism & as far as I am concerned the remarks fall harmless.

Robert Capa: 'The best picture I ever took' - a picture from the past

[Found out about this photograph from Life is Strange. Hauntingly incredible.] Robert Capa. Spaanse Burgeroorlog 1936.

Lincoln’s son, Robert Todd Lincoln, considered this piece to be the most lifelike portrait of his father in sculpture.

The photograph above shows General Robert E. Lee on Traveler. It was on April 9, 1865 that Lee Surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse.