Courtesy of Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee, Inc., and Richard Schaffer. - A recent discovery of what appears to be a lost image of the famous Confederate General, Robert E. Lee.
By Michael E. Ruane, Published: September 18
The Washington Post
Richard Schaffer was only looking for a violin this month when he stumbled on a Civil Warphotograph up for auction on the Goodwill Industries Web site.
It was an elegant image of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in his uniform, with a white beard, furrowed brow and circles of fatigue under his eyes.
Schaffer, a veteran collector who pilots a D.C. fireboat and runs a restaurant inHarpers Ferry, had never seen the image before. Was this a lost photo of Lee? Could it be a blockbuster discovery, a treasure among odds and ends?