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Jul
13
by JPK Huson 1863 at 7:16 AM
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Children at Arlington House, during the war. Officers were quartered here until Meigs discovered fallen soldiers were being buried in far corners of the property, in order not to disturb the residents. Meigs kicked everyone out and achieved the first burial in Mary Lee's rose garden.

Anyone who has been around here for awhile knows I have a soft spot for The Two Marys- Mary Todd Lincoln and Mary Randolph...
Jul
13
by Belle Montgomery at 1:42 PM
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smiling Bell.jpg
Came across this photo and was jarred by what I perceive to be a huge smile on the lady in the foreground. If it's not it looks like she has a mustache under her nose instead of her upper lip. I don't recall too many smiling in photos back then. I also find it interesting because it portrays a departure from the normal setting including possible slave children in it with them? I love how it captures a home with...
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