I took this photo from the second floor of a home in Arlington, VA. You can see Arlington National Cemetery below and D.C. in the distance across the Potomac. The significance of the home? It belonged to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. When the Union Army realized it needed a National Cemetery for its war dead it seized Lee’s property and used it, ensuring that he would never return. 
Dec 29, 2011 / 35 notes

I took this photo from the second floor of a home in Arlington, VA. You can see Arlington National Cemetery below and D.C. in the distance across the Potomac. The significance of the home? It belonged to Confederate General Robert E. Lee. When the Union Army realized it needed a National Cemetery for its war dead it seized Lee’s property and used it, ensuring that he would never return. 

  1. joeparu said: I hope to be buried at Arlington
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