General Robert E. Lee was the commander of the Confederate army during the American Civil War. In this portrait sketch, this leader within the Confederacy sits proudly on horseback. The drawing did not mention the name of the horse. Lee’s favorite horse was Traveller. Traveller was a light-colored horse so the horse in this drawing from Hill’s Album of Biography and Art, is probably not the General’s favorite. Even so, this 1882 drawing from Thomas E. Hill’s ambitious work provides a good likeness of Robert E. Lee which could also be simply used as an example of Civil War era military dress.
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