CDV of George Washington Custis Lee, the eldest son of Robert E. Lee, n.d., ca 1865-1870. Signed "G.W.C. Lee" in ink below photograph. Vannerson & Jones; Richmond, VA. Two-cent revenue stamp affixed on verso.
George Washington Custis Lee (1832-1913) attended the United States Military Academy, graduating at the top of his class in 1854. Like his father, he pursued a military career but resigned his commission after Virginia seceded in 1861. He rose to the rank of brigadier general in the Confederate army but spent most of the conflict as aide-de-camp to Jefferson Davis. After the war, he taught military science at the Virginia Military Institute, then succeeded his father as president of Washington & Lee University.
Overall toning and foxing, with scattered smudges to mount verso.
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