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White Sulphur Springs: Photograph of Robert E. Lee with eight former Confederate generals, two philanthropists, and two statesmen at White Sulphur Springs, August 1869

Barringer family papers, 1828-1963, Accession #2588, Special Collections, University of Virginia

In three instances, the names on the back of the photograph are followed by a question mark, and one person is labeled an “unidentified man.” The list of people in the photo is therefore taken from the article by Franklin Parker. {1}

Left to right standing: General James Connor, General Martin W. Gary, General John Bankhead Magruder, General Robert D. Lilley, General P.G.T. Beauregard, General A.R. Lawton, General Henry A. Wise, General Joseph L. Brent

Left to right seated: Blacque Bey, Turkish Minister to the United States, General Robert E. Lee, Philanthropist George Peabody, Philanthropist W. W. Corcoran, Lawyer James Lyons

{1} For photo identification and more about the coincidental meeting of Robert E. Lee, other former Confederate generals, prominent educators and philanthropists, and statesmen, see “Robert E. Lee, George Peabody, and Sectional Reunion” by Franklin Parker, Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 37, No. 4 (Jan., 1960), pp. 195-202. Accessed June 2, 2010.

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