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Robert E. Lee

Robert E. Lee

As one of the great generals of the Civil War, Robert E. Lee is considered a military tactical genius, having led Confederate forces to numerous victories against greater opposition. Yet the Union Army ultimately prevailed, and Lee reluctantly surrendered to General Grant at Appomattox Courthouse in April, 1865.

Having survived the war, Lee served as the president of Washington College in Lexington, Virginia until his death in 1870. Yet it is in his childhood home in Alexandria, Virginia where his ghost has been seen – in the form of a young boy that likes to play pranks: ringing the doorbell, moving household objects, and giggling in the hallways.

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