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This week in the Civil War - September 2, 1862

Arlington House inventory illegally sized by the Union

Tumblr_m86qvb36VW1qhk04bo1_500Records of District Courts of the United States National Archives Identifier: 279088

This inventory, dated August 29, 1863, lists items confiscated by Union soldiers from Arlington House, Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee’s home. The courts eventually ruled that Arlington House and its property had been seized illegally.

This inventory enumerates furniture, household accessories, prints and paintings (including “1 large painting of Washington and his officers on the battlefield”) at Arlington House at the time of its confiscation during the case of U.S. v. All the Rights, Titles, of Robert E. Lee.

From: The Natioanl Archives

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