Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Night at the Museum

We attended a Night at the Museum ball and I went as Mary Custis Lee, great-granddaughter of Martha Washington and the wife of Robert E. Lee. I thought it would be a good excuse to post some pictures of the general and his wife.


Mary


Robert



Mary inherited Arlington estate which, during the Civil War, was taken by the North and was later turned into the Arlington National Cemetery. Arlington Mansion and 200 acres of ground immediately surrounding it were designated officially as a military cemetery June 15, 1864, by Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton.
More than 300,000 people are buried at Arlington Cemetery.



6 comments:

SisterlyLove said...

I love this post! Beautiful photo's. So, where's the picture of you in your outfit for the ball? Hmmm?
-Genevieve

evangeline said...

Looked like ya'll had tonz of fun!

Cassandra said...

Yes Keslie dear, We love the paintings, but we want to see YOU! : D It looks like you had "a Ball". :-)
Love,
Cassie

Miss C. said...

I'll send you two a whole photo album of the ball. :D Look out!

Amanda Gibson said...

I want pictures too!!! :D

My great uncle was buried in Arlington Cemetary last May. Our whole family attended and Rebekah, Pa and I were able to play Ashokan Farewell at the service. It's a beautiful place.

Miss C. said...

Ok, I'll send you the album! :D