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This is the grave of the traitor George Pickett. Pickett was unfortunately born in 1825 to an elite Virginia family in Richmond. For awhile he was going to go into the law and even left the South to do so, working for his uncle in Illinois and then going to Springfield for his legal studies. […]
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This is the grave of Mary Custis Lee. Born in 1807, Mary Custis was born into the highest ranking of the Virginia elite. She was Martha Washington’s great-granddaughter after all. She was very close to her father, George Washington Parke Custis, who built the mansion at Arlington to honor the great man, who had adopted […]
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This is the grave of the traitor Fitzhugh Lee. Born in 1835 in Claremont, Virginia, Lee was part of the famous elite Lee family that included the traitor general Robert E. Lee and Harry Lighthorse Lee, among others. Thus, he was destined for the military-political leadership that his class in the South so valued. He […]
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This is the grave of the traitor J.E.B. Stuart. James Ewell Brown Stuart was born in 1833 on a plantation near the Virginia-North Carolina border. His family had long political and military connections within the Virginia elite. He wanted to be in the military very badly, as was so common among the southern elite. He […]
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