Carte-de-visite of Robert E. Lee; Signed by Him and Mary C. Lee
Robert E. Lee Signed Carte-de-Visite.
Lee, Robert E.$9,800.00
Item Number: 99867
Rare carte-de-visite portrait of General Robert E. Lee in uniform, boldly signed “RE Lee“, with the verso with an inscription by Mary C. Lee dated August 1867. Photograph by Davies, with the imprint of Vannerson & Levy Photographers, Richmond, Virginia. A few small spots, otherwise near fine. The entire pace measures 7 12/16 inches by 5 8/16 inches.
Robert E. Lee was an American and Confederate soldier, best known as a commander of the Confederate States Army. He commanded the Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865. A son of Revolutionary War officer Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee III, Lee was a top graduate of the United States Military Academy and an exceptional officer and military engineer in the United States Army for 32 years. During this time, he served throughout the United States, distinguished himself during the Mexican–American War, and served as Superintendent of the United States Military Academy.