TIL Robert E. Lee owned a plantation across the river from Washington DC until the start of the Civil War. The Lees fled the home and the Union army occupied their land, ultimately burying Union war dead there to spite Lee for his treason. It is now Arlington National Cemetery.


TIL Robert E. Lee owned a plantation across the river from Washington DC until the start of the Civil War. The Lees fled the home and the Union army occupied their land, ultimately burying Union war dead there to spite Lee for his treason. It is now Arlington National Cemetery.



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TIL Robert E. Lee owned a plantation across the river from Washington DC until the start of the Civil War. The Lees fled the home and the Union army occupied their land, ultimately burying Union war dead there to spite Lee for his treason. It is now Arlington National Cemetery.