We had a date for a free candlelight tour of the Robert E. Lee Mansion tonight. Wow.
The house is a majestic
The mansion sits atop a hill, across the Potomac from D.C. From the front porch, one looks right down on Memorial Bridge and the Lincoln Memorial, with the Wasington Monument next to it, and the Capitol not far away. All of them so close, you feel like you could just reach out and touch them. It’s fantastic.
The house was mostly open to walk through, at least a dozen volunteers were dressed in period clothes and standing around the premises, eager to share their knowledge of Lee and his family. Poor Lee.
And then the formal garden outside…it’s nothing nearly as
It was…wonderful. Amazing. It was one of those historical experiences where you suddenly want to live in those times and talk to those people. I wanted to know how Lee felt about the war. He’d fought for the South, not because he believed in the South’s causes, but because that’s where he was from. After Appomatox, he spent the remaining years of his life championing
How did he feel?