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Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Residence of Robert E. Lee used as headquarters of Gen. Magruder

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02670.07 Author/Creator: Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: circa 1862-1863 Pagination: 1 drawing : col. ; 8.5 x 14 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02670.07 Author/Creator: Bachelder, John B. (1825-1894) Place Written: s.l. Type: Sketch Date: circa 1862-1863 Pagination: 1 drawing : col. ; 8.5 x 14 cm.

Pencil and watercolor sketch of a house with horse and carriage in foreground. Title written in pencil at bottom. Note on verso, "Near Richmond Va." Magruder was a Confederate general. In reality, this image is not a picture of Robert E. Lee's home, Arlington, it was the home of Richard Decatur Lee, who was no relation to R.E. Lee. The house was called Lee Hall, built in 1850.

Bachelder was an artist, historian, and printmaker fascinated with the Battle of Gettysburg. He was selected by Congress to be the battle's official historian.

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